Was monitoring the Twitter stream of various politicians vying for the Philippine Presidential Elections, when I came across a tweet of @giboteodoro connected to the music used in his TVC.
Was listening to DWBR 104.3 FM during lunch, when a certain song was played. The kids asked me if I knew what the song was, because I asked them if they knew any of the songs of their time.
Since they don’t listen to the radio much, I encouraged them to get to know the songs loved by their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
A kundiman is a Filipino love song traditionally sung by a man wooing the woman of his dreams. Sometimes, the young man will be accompanied by friends as he serenades (harana) the woman in the evening. With the familiar strains of the guitar, the suitor pours out his emotions through a song, usually one which speaks of loneliness or even lack of self-worth.
Here’s the second in a series of fortuitous songwriting tips and lessons courtesy of Gary Granada and that GMA Kapuso issue. In this episode, which was distributed in the form of an MP3 file attached to an email, Gary Granada speaks about the significance of a single word.
For some, a word is just a word. Yet when you set it to music, your choice of lyrics can affect the musicality of the piece.