Song Analysis: Iron Man


  • I chose this song because this is one of my favorite songs and I thought it would he easier than some other songs I like.

Song Analysis

COMPOSER(S)Black Sabbath:
Tony Iommi
Geezer Butler
Ozzy Osbourne
Bill ward
If you could work on this song (change it), what would you change and why?I would change the solo I personally am not super interested in super speedy and not much dynamic solos but then I am also not very good at playing them
What is the song GENRE?rock
What is the song KEY?E minor
What is the song TEMPO?72 BPM
What do you like about the RHYTHM?it is slow and each chord is soooo powerful. They are called POWER CHORDS for a reason.
What do you like about the ARRANGEMENT?I know some people might not like this but the whole song is based around that one main line. The lyrics, drums, base everything is based around it.
What do you like about the MIX?I don’t know much about mixing but it kind of feels outlandish or primal a bit but then some parts don’t. I am not rally sure
What do you like about the TIMBRE of some or all of the instruments?it is incredibly distorted and beastly. But then Ozzy Ozsbournes voice is almost the opposite so it gives it some nice contrast. Also the correct version of how to play the song or atleast how Tony Iommi plays it it is on the low E string instead of A which it could be easily played like that. Since it is on the low E string it makes it just that bit darkerr.
What do you like about the PITCH of some or all of the instruments or vocals?I like personally that it is not a high pitch song except for the solo.
Are there particular TRACK(S) that stand out?One thing that I do love about Tony Iommi’s solo’s is that he multitracks the guitar so it is really spacy and kind of dramatic and clustered while feeling everything is going the way it is supposed to if ya know what I mean
Finally, what do you like about the overall COMPOSITION?Me playing electric guitar and more on the rock side of electric guitar the composition is just perfect for me. Tony Iommi is probably the reason I play guitar but also Kurt Cobain

“A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches (melodies) using patterns of sound and silence. Songs contain various forms, such as those including the repetition and variation of sections.”

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Film anaysis: Guardians of the galaxy 2

Film Title: Guardinas of the Galaxy 2
Director:James Gunn
Genre:action, adventure, comedy, scifi

Film information can be found at

As you view films, consider how the cuts, camera angles, shots, and movement work to create particular meanings. Think about how they establish space, privilege certain characters, suggest relationships, and emphasize themes. In addition to shot distances, angles, editing, and camera movement, note details of the narrative, setting, characters, lighting, props, costume, tone, and sound.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Who is the protagonist?The guardians of the galaxy but mostly Peter Quil
2. Who is the antagonist?Ego
3. What is the conflict?that Ego wants to make the whole Universe him
4. What is the theme or central, unifying concept? (summarize in one or two words)friendship,
5. How is the story told (linear, with flashbacks, flash-forwards, at regular intervals)Linear
6. What “happens” in the plot (Brief description)?The Guardians of the Galaxy are helping some civilization destroy a space monster then they get in trouble because they stole batteries from them, then some dude who turns out to be Ego Peter Quills dad. Then they realize his evil plan then they stop him by blowing up his center.
7. How does the film influence particular reactions on the part of viewers (sound, editing,
characterization, camera movement, etc.)?Why does the film encourage such
They have a lot of songs that are from the 60s and early 70s, these kinda show when things should be sad or creepy or happy and so forth also they brings comedic affect when something bad is happening to them and some of the happier music gets put on
8. Is the setting realistic or stylized?What atmosphere does the setting suggest?Do particular objects or settings serve symbolic functions?The setting is not realistic it takes place in space but not the empty space that we know. some do but most objects are just objects.
9. How are the characters costumed and made-up?What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age?How do
costume and makeup convey character?
The main characters have kinda like a rag tag look, making them sorta outlaws not following the law.
10. How does the lighting design shape our perception of character, space, or mood?I don’t know what that is help I might be doing the wrong thing
11. How do camera angles and camera movements shape our view of characters or spaces?What do you see cinematically?I don’t really know how to answer this
12. What is the music’s purpose in the film?How does it direct our attention within the
image?How does it shape our interpretation of the image?What stands out about the music?
It is to make sudden changes between things like happiness or scariness and simlar things. Also a lot of the soundtrack is actual songs.
13. How might industrial, social, and economic factors have influenced the film?Describe how this film influences or connects to a culture?I have no idea
14. Give an example of what a film critic had to say about this filmUse credible sources and cite sourcesExample: “The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review (1994) | Roger Ebert.” All
Content. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2015.
Help I don’t know
15. Select one scene no longer than 5 minutes that represents well the whole film and shows relevant cinematic elements.Write a one-sentence description of the scene and record the time of the scene. Example, from 1:05:00 to 1:10:00.Explain why you chose this scene.The movie goes through a lot of different things so that would be kinda hard to chose on ething
16. In the selected scene: write a sentence for each of the elements below to justify why this scene best represents the film:I don’t know any of these HEEEELP
a. Screenwriting:
b. Sound Design:
c. Camera Movements/Angles:
d. Light Setup:
e. Soundtrack/Score:
18. What’s the socio-cultural context of this film?

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School of Rock – Week 14 – Analysis

“Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.”

Hedy Lamarr


  • first I updated my GTD, then worked on the blog post on Sunday.


  • Set a timer
  • Spend 2 hours in this ‘room’
  • Watch a film of your own choice

After Watching The Film…

  • Set a timer
  • Spend 30 minutes in this ‘room’


  • I learned that movies and can be for accademic purposes. A problem that I had to solve was I wasn’t sure if we were doing a song or not so I did a movie because why not.


  • Give feedback on this week’s class Content and Process