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Du bist wie eine Blume Before you can ever jump on stage and sing any new song there is a process of seven steps to help you perform it correctly and well You need to study the piece and prepare it properly This component study involves seven detailed parts text rhythm meter and tempo melody form voice harmony and dynamics phrasing and musical articulation Reading through the text of the song silently first is necessary for studying any song but more time and special attention is needed for songs like Du bist wie eine Blume which is in a foreign language German Most songs in a foreign language have a word for word English and an IPA International Phonetic Alphabet translation that will help you out The IPA will help with pronunciation and articulation but the English translation will help you get an idea of feeling of the song and the emotion I spent longer than normal on studying the text I do not read German and I really wanted to pronounce all the words correctly but then I kept looking at the English translation cause I wanted to say it with the correct meaning After I was confident I started to say it out loud because then I could hear myself and find were I was stumbling over There are about seven phrases in Du bist wie eine Blume total and none of them are very long A next component that needs to be taken in when studying a song is rhythm meter and tempo Finding these three things are very easy because it is all right on the paper and you just need to know how find them The time signature of the song is 44 meaning that four beats a measure and the quarter note gets the beat It is in simple quadruple meter Although Du bist wie eine Blume is in common time the song is a lot more than just
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