Vocal Instrumental Mashup-3.5 Stars
The prompt for this assignment is:
For this assignment, you’re going to take the instrumental of a song and mash it up with the VOCALS of another song! Here’s the main challenge with this; both songs have to have similar beats per minute (bpm) to work properly together.
The Work Itself
The Story Behind the Story
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to combine a pop song from the 2000s with a rock song from 1980? Now you can! I am sure its been on your mind for years and now that it has come to fruition, it couldn’t have sounded weirder. I definitely do not suggest ever combining these two completely different genres. Although they have about the same bpm, the songs couldn’t sound more different. I know a trend is starting where country and rap are being combined so I thought I would try a similar mashup but with different genres. Just like the combination of country and rap, pop and rock are not the best musical combination in the world.
Narrating the Process
I found an instrumental version of “Any Way You Want It” by Journey (138 bpm) and combined it with an acapella version of “Womanizer” by Britney Spears (139 bpm). I was able to figure out the bpms to the songs by using this website.
Next I used Audacity to put the two together. I ended up having to reduce the noise in the instrumental version of “Any Way You Want It” because it was just too loud over Brittany Spears.
After that, I played with the volume levels and did the best I could to make the two songs work.