The Musical Determinism of TRUE COLORS – The Chaos of Tempo Yields A Pattern of Renewal *Carved* In Sound at 85-89 beats per minute

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Cyndi lauper true colors tour
Cyndi lauper true colors tour (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
" Le  Québec ... Don't be afraid to show ...
” Le Québec … Don’t be afraid to show your true colors … ” (Photo credit: gmayster01 on & off …)

True Colors is performed by Cyndi Lauper, a simple and bold declaration of the theme of rebirth.

TRUE COLORS - Meanspeed Music LLC tempo map a
TRUE COLORS – Meanspeed Music LLC tempo map a

Like a big sister, an understanding mother, or a good friend, Cyndi Lauper sings about gentle advice. Cyndi’s advice–song by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg composers of Like A Virgin. Cindy’s version, of all the many cover versions of this song, including the Kodak commercial from my hometown of Rochester, New York, to two variations by Phil Collins. I enjoy them all—that it just my taste. The message: Make yourself a better person by realizing that already are that person, because of you look very hard, you can see the true colors inside you, and they are Beautiful like a rainbow. The message is taken a step further: Don’t be discouraged, and don’t be afraid to let your true colors show. Getting on with your life realizing that you already had what it took to carry out whatever it is that Cyndi is referring to, much like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz—she always had the power—-she just did not see it herself. When Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz is Reborn by going home, simply by clicking her heals, in the midst of what is still acclaimed as the movie to make best use of color itself—in fact that regard, no film has ever tried to “out-color” it.

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True Colors – contemporary tempo map – Phil Collins – Brenda Silverman Shore School.png_1
True Colors - contemporary tempo map - Cyndi Lauper - Brenda Silverman Shore School.png
True Colors – contemporary tempo map – Cyndi Lauper – Brenda Silverman Shore School.png

The Wizard of Oz is literally Dorothy thinking she is living in a sad world—she is next shown the rainbow—she is the, like the song, reborn in spirit. As Paul Anka’s most central of mean speeds: Times of Your Life, which, as I noted, was the opposite in regard to release as a single: Anka’s song was owned by Kodak first—then it was made a #1 hit by popular demand. In contrast, True Colors was Kodak second-hand. Note the difference in the moods and the speeds and what the Kodak advertisements are trying to say: in the first, that you should take pictures to keep your bittersweet future memories, in the latter, the message is more for the idea of taking out the old photo album and feeling reborn as a result of good feelings coming from looking at the pictures. The pictures make you realize that your “true colors” are always there—you just must remember that happiness comes from within. In general, people are happy to extent that their life exceeds their expectations. When the song is analyzed from beginning to end, there exists a deceleration overall, subtle and under one percent. We here bold ventures in the speed areas that I have labeled Lonely. There are also many ventures of measures of 89 beats per minute—the speed itself is getting a perfect workout. What the speed is saying is: don’t be sad about what you are now—you need to recapture your perspective: “It’s hard to take courage/In a world full of people/You can lose sight of it/And the darkness inside you make you feel so small/but I see your true colors/…and that’s why I love you.” The mean-speed, or the speed of the song expressed as beats per minute on this live recording= 85.9 beats per minute.

The mean-space, or time between each beat= 698 milliseconds.
The mean-beat on the recording = 1.43beats per second.
The mean-frequency, the speed of the song expressed as cycles per second= 1.443 Hertz.
The mean-tone= 366.51 Hertz in equal temperament, 83 cents below F4=349.228 Hertz, and 13 cents above F#/Gb=369.994 Hertz
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Get Together The Youngbloods - meanspeed - brenda silverman speed society
Get Together The Youngbloods – meanspeed – brenda silverman speed society


Meanspeed Music Summary

song=”True Colors”
performer=Cyndi Lauper
album=The Essential: Cyndi Lauper
recording company=© 1983 Sony Music Entertainment
Kind=Protected AAC audio file
Size=3.7 MB
Bit Rate=128 kbps
Sample Rate=44.100 kHz
Profile=Low Complexity
Channels=Stereo
Fair Play Version=2
meanspeed=85.9 beats per minute
meanemotion according to meanspeed music theory=renewal

song=”True Colors”
performer=Phil Collins
album=Phil Collins: Hits
recording company=© 1998 Atlantic Label
Kind=Protected AAC audio file
Size=4.4 MB
Bit Rate=128 kbps
Sample Rate=44.100 kHz
Profile=Low Complexity
Channels=Stereo
Fair Play Version=2
meanspeed=86.1 beats per minute
emotion according to meanspeed music=renewal
Ian Schneider March 28, 2008

NYC, NY

revised and extended January 21, 2013