While yesterday’s blog post I talked about what makes a musical character complex, today’s blog post I will talk about what makes a musical character simple.
In a lot of ways, the simple characters are the complete opposite of the complex characters. The simple characters unlike the complex character don’t have much depth. They are so easy to get know and have less conflict. As a result, they are less likely to express negative emotions through songs. They are capable of feeling negative emotions through song, but the sad songs that they sing are most likely to be quite mild and are most likely to be forgotten about. They are the ones that you most likely are not going to find something new about them. One example of a simple character is Annie.
Annie does not have much to her at all. She has one personality trait which people remember and that is her optimism. You get to know her pretty quickly and there is a small amount of conflict in her life. She does express sadness in the song “Maybe”, but it is mildly sad.