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A semiotics melodic analysis of P. Ramlee’s songs


Adnan, Abdul Hamid (2015) A semiotics melodic analysis of P. Ramlee’s songs. International Quarterly Journal for Arts, 5 (16). pp. 77-85. ISSN 2320 – 6659

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Abstract

P. Ramlee was a talented and prolific Malay born musician.His accomplishment as a Malay musician was closely connected to Malay movies in which he had been involved.The aim of this paper is to evaluate the specialty in the melodies which were composed by him.The writer analyzed the melodies using the techniques of repetition, variation, contrast, sequence, unison and interval. All of these techniques have been utilized based on the semiotics theory of Charles Sanders Pierce (1831-1914).This theory emphasized the usages of triadic system such as representamen, interpretant, and objects which are related to the theory of trichotomies.Peirce revealed the significant signs such as icon, index, and symbol as second trichotomy and related with the signs of qualisign, sinsign, and legisign as the first trichotomy.He also noted that the signs of rheme, dicisign and argument as the third trichotomy. All of these signs appeared in the mind of the writer when interpretating the melodies of P. Ramlee.The discovery of these signs being proved his extraordinary artistic ability and continuously receiving awards and accolades to reflect his excellence of works in the music industry even though he had gone more than four decades.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: P. Ramlee, semiotics, melody, song,technique
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 01:03
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 01:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24278

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