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圣诞曲中哪个和弦最有圣诞味儿?

The chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy

If you walk around a shopping mall, turn on the radio, or go to a coffee shop between
在感恩节和圣诞节期间 如果你去逛商场 或打开收音机
Thanksgiving and Christmas you’re gonna hear this song.
又或者去咖啡厅 你都会听到这首歌
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas”
“圣诞佳节里我别无所求”
That’s Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit “All I want for Christmas Is You.”
这是Mariah Carey1994年的热曲《圣诞节我想要的只有你》
It’s one of the most often played Christmas songs ever.
这是有史以来播放量最多的圣诞歌曲之一
And it happens to be one of the only Christmas songs written in the last 20 years
也碰巧是过去20年里创作的唯一一首圣诞歌曲
that has reached the same popularity of the American Christmas standards that came before it.
它的受欢迎程度与之前耳熟能详的美国圣诞曲可以比肩
So, here’s a question: What makes Mariah Carey’s song
那么问题来了:为什么除了雪橇铃声之外
sound so incredibly Christmassy aside from those sleigh bells.
Mariah Carey的圣诞曲也如此具有圣诞气氛?
[sleigh bells]
[雪橇铃声]
One of the greatest Christmas albums of all time
一直以来 最受欢迎的圣诞节专辑之一
is A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector.
是Phil Spector的《给你的圣诞礼物》
It was originally released in 1963 to little fanfare.
这张原本发行于1963年的专辑反响平平
But then it was reissued in 1972.
但后来在1972年重新发行时
At that point it instantly became a classic.
迅速被传唱成经典
And if you look at Mariah Carey’s song, it is most immediately
如果你研究一下Mariah Carey的圣诞曲
a direct style study of that 1972 Phil Spector Christmas album.
就会发现这和1972年Phil Spector圣诞专辑的风格大同小异
The arrangement is just down to a tee.
音乐的编配一模一样
That’s Adam Regusea.
这是Adam Regusea
He teaches journalism at Mercer University but studied music and composition.
他在美国摩斯大学教授新闻学 不过之前学的是音乐和编曲
Most directly I think she’s trying to imitate a song on that Phil Spector album
坦白讲 我认为她在模仿Phil Spector圣诞专辑里
called “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
这首《圣诞节(宝贝请回家)》
You can hear that so very clearly in how the intro of both songs are structured.
你可以很清楚地听到两首歌的编排结构
Christmas!
圣诞节!
Snow’s coming down!
下雪了!
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
圣诞节我别无所求
But, if you look a little bit deeper into Mariah Carey’s song
如果你再深挖Mariah Carey的歌
you’ll see another link.
你就会发现存在其他的雷同
One to the best selling song of all time:
最畅销的圣诞歌曲其一:
1942’s “White Christmas”by Irving Berlin
1942年由Lrving Berlin创作
performed by Bing Crosby.
Bing Crosby演唱的《白色圣诞节》
And to find that similarity you’ve got to look at the chords.
要找到其中的相似性 可以对比两者的和弦
It’s all in the chords.
相似之处都藏在和弦里
A chord is 3 or more notes played together.
和弦指的是同时弹奏3个或以上的音符
“Christmas (Baby please come home)” that Phil Spector song,
Phil Spector的《圣诞(宝贝请回家)》
I think that it has 4 chords in it.
在我看来 其中只有4个和弦
It’s a 4 chord rock song.
它是一首由4个和弦编排的摇滚歌曲
[chord]
[和弦音]
There’s a lot more variety of chords used in “All I want for Christmas is You”
而《圣诞节我想要的只有你》使用了大量丰富的和弦
and they can get back to a time when popular music was largely informed by Jazz.
这可以追溯于流行音乐大受爵士乐影响的时期
A Jazz standard might have 9 different chords in it
一首标准的爵士乐可能包含9个不同的和弦
the chords of lots of different kinds and flavors.
并且和弦的类别和风格纷繁迥异
Not just majors and minors but diminished and augmented
不仅有大和弦和小和弦 还有增和弦和减和弦
and 7ths and 9ths and all that kind of stuff.
以及七和弦和九和弦等等
And there is one very special chord in Mariah Carey’s song
Mariah Carey的圣诞曲里有一个非常特别的和弦
that gives it such a classic sound.
使这首歌成为如此的经典之声
It’s no coincidence that that very chord is also played in “White Christmas.”
而《白色圣诞节》中也出现了这个特别的和弦 这绝不是巧合
So this is not going to sound great, I’m playing it off my iphone.
我是用手机放的歌声 所以音质不会太好
We’re putting both songs in the key of C for comparison.
为作比较 我们都用C调演奏这两首歌
So Carey starts on a tonic chord. A home chord.
Carey的歌以主和弦开始 主和弦
Chord one.
和弦一
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas”
“圣诞节我别无所求”
One seven.
大七和弦
“There’s just one thing I need”
“唯有一事让我殷切期望”
Four chord. Subdominant chord.
四和弦 下属和弦
“I don’t care about the presents”
“我不在乎那些礼物”
And here’s the special chord.
这里就是那个特别的和弦所在
“Underneath the Christmas tree”
“在圣诞树下”

“I just want you for my own”
“我只想有你在身旁”
So the effect is going from a dominant chord and then
所以产生的效果从一个主和弦
kind of melting into this delicious spicy warm little diminished chord.
再融入到美妙柔和的减和弦当中
Now if we were to compare that to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
如果我们将这首歌与Irving Berlin的《白色圣诞节》作比较
we see an incredibly similar progression culminating that very very special chord.
就会发现这个过度到音乐高潮的特殊和弦有着惊人的相似
Irving Berlin starts this phrase with a tonic chord
Irving Berlin以主和弦开始
“Where the tree tops glisten and children listen”
“树梢闪耀着银光,孩子们在倾听”
There’s that special chord.
这就是那个特殊的和弦
“To hear sleigh bells in the snow”
“在雪中倾听雪橇的铃铛声”
To me the right word is just melting.
对我来说可以用“融化”来形容
You know it’s like snow melting by the fire.
你知道 就像是白雪被火花消融
it’s these Jazzy chords that give Mariah Carey’s song
正是这些爵士风的和弦给Mariah Carey的歌曲
that kind of classic early 20th century Christmas Jazzy sound.
赋予了20世纪初经典的圣诞爵士乐风
And it’s just the most Christmassy sound in the world.
这也成为了世界上最有圣诞气息的声音
I don’t know why.
虽然我也不知道原因

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玛丽亚凯莉的《圣诞节我想要的只有你》受到大众喜爱,究竟是什么原因让这首歌听起来如此具有圣诞气息呢?

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