How Hamilton Works: My Shot Explained in 11 Songs
- Published on: 9/7/2016
- HOW HAMILTON MAKES YOU CRY (PART 2): https://goo.gl/uKCHSb
WHY 10 DUEL COMMANDMENTS IS AMAZING: https://goo.gl/7esGbQ
ELIZA'S CHORD PROGRESSION: https://goo.gl/NPqhMr
STAY ALIVE EXPLAINED: https://goo.gl/j85hCO
0:45 My Shot = I Want Song
2:32 What does this have to do with ambition?
5:31 My Shot Anthem
8:26 History Has Its Eyes on You
9:37 The Room Where It Happens
11:46 The World Was Wide Enough
12:19 Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
MY SHOT is one of the most powerful "want songs" in musical theatre history. Lin-Manuel Miranda has said it took him a whole year to write it. This video discusses the musical architecture behind that song and how it is woven seamlessly into the show to tell the story, illuminate character, and deepen the themes.
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