Is the relationship between songs an example of signifying or appropriation? Defend and support your ideas with several detailed and specific examples from the songs that illustrate the use of signifying or appropriation (either cultural or just musical).

For this midterm you will listen to five pairs of songs and discuss the relationship between the original and the ‘cover’. Is the relationship between songs an example of signifying or appropriation? Defend and support your ideas with several detailed and specific examples from the songs that illustrate the use of signifying or appropriation (either cultural or just musical). What are the cultural implications of their relationship? What role does technology play in this relationship?

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