one song to the tune of another -
other words, the teams have to intone the lyrical refrain of one particular
vocal composition whilst simultaneously pursuing the melodic line of a
use Colin Sell if they think it will be a
help. They might even ask him to accompany them on the piano.
teams have in front of them the words but not the music of a song which is
different to another song of which they have neither the music nor the words.
The tune of this second song, which is quite unlike the first song both in
words and music, will be played but without the words to which the teams will
substitute the other words they have from the first song which obviously will
have no tune because that’s made way for the tune from the other song
without its words.
voila - one song to the tune of another.
One Song to the Tune of Another you take the words of one song, that
is the one song element of One Song to the Tune of Another, and sing
them to a tune, that is the tune element of One Song to the Tune of
Another, which has been taken from another song. When I said song just
then, I did not mean the song in One Song to the Tune of Another I was
simply referring to an abstract song for the purposes of clarifying One
Song to the Tune of Another.
But I can
guess what you are thinking now, which tune do we sing this abstract song to?
Well actually you do not have to sing it as an abstract song is one that exists
only in theory, it is not anything worth worrying about. Whereas something that
is worth worrying about is that piano accompaniment will be provided by
is the round in which the tune of one song and the words of another are brought
together and combined as if they were both one song. It’s hard to get
your head round that at first, but if you try to think of it as one song
without the tune but with the words to the tune of another song but without the
words, it may help.
Despite the title, each contestant will be allocated two songs, or
words sung to music, but from one he will concentrate only on the lyrics while
trying to disregard the tune, and from the other he will focus on the music
while ignoring the words.
I know what
you are thinking, which one is which? Well the first, or one song, is the set
of words sung to music which no longer has the tune, and the second, or another
as we know it, is the tune to some words without the lyrics but retaining the
music. All you have to do is put them together, in other words -
literally - one song to the tune of another.
music round where each of you will start by vocalising the lyrics normally in
tune with a popular song of my choosing. However, the refrain usually
associated with what we call the first song will be dispensed with, and instead
we’ll take another tune, or second song, from which the vocal part has
been removed leaving just the melody line of the second song (that’s the
one without the words) and accompany the first song (that’s the one
without a tune but with lyrics). So - and here comes the clever part,
teams - what you’re literally doing is singing one song to the tune
take a song - the one song referred to in the title - then
the tune of this first or one song is dispensed with, retaining only
the words, so one song actually means one set of words. Now, a set of
words to a song without a tune is no good to anyone, so replacement music is
required, which is where the second song comes in. Teams, I see you’re
scratching your heads. Well, that’s what the word another
alludes to. Song two, or another as we know it, is already equipped
with its own set of words so what we do is pretend that it’s an
words, another song with only a tune to which one song with
only words can be sung. And there it is in a nutshell.
contestant will be given two songs or words sung to music. From one,
he’ll concentrate on the lyrics while trying to disregard the tune, and
from the other, he’ll focus on the tune whilst ignoring the
I know what
you’re thinking teams - which one is which? Well, the first, or
one song is the set of words sung to music which no longer has the
tune and the second, or another as we know it, is the tune to some
words without the lyrics retaining the music. All you have to do is put them
together - literally one song to the tune of another.
digital watch analogy new!
Try to imagine a song’s tune as a digital wrist watch whereas the accompanying
words, or lyrics, are the numbers on the screen. Whilst the casing of the wrist
watch, or tune, remains the same the digits, or lyrics, are free to change. Of
course if you have an analogue watch you should always remember to wind it
otherwise you will be left with two useless hands that can’t keep time. At the
piano is Colin Sell.