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Transcript of Elvis Presley
We discussed the three elements of music. The elements are:
Beat: The beat of this song is slow. It gets slower during the bridge.
Pitch: The pitch changes often. When the pitch changes, all of the instrument's and vocals' pitch's change. Random outbursts of instruments (trumpet) are usually high-pitched.
Rhythm: The time signature of this piece is common time (4/4 time).
Melody: The melody of this song is a mixture of conjunct and disjunct melodies. The bass guitar plays the melody. The melody is happy, upbeat and calm at the same time.
Dynamics: The quietest dynamic we heard was piano. . The loudest dynamic we heard was triple forte. Near the end of the song, there is a false ending. Everything goes quieter, then goes loud again.
Tone color (Timbre): The instruments we heard were a bass guitar, an organ, strings, trumpets, trombones, and drums. The voices we heard were a choir in the back round and Elvis' voice.
Texture: The texture of this song is homophonic and hetrophonic.
Form: In order, this song goes from introduction, to first verse, chorus, second verse, chorus, bridge, then chorus (six times). Song Critique We can conclude that these lyrics are about
a relationship problem. The person that Elvis is singing about is afraid that her boyfriend or husband might be doing bad things to her behind her back. Elvis is telling that person that she has nothing to worry about.
If we had to summarize this song into one sentence, it would be; "The singer or writer is trying to convince his girlfriend or wife that she should trust him."
The instruments i hear in the music are a bass guitar, an organ, strings, trumpets, trombones and drums.
The person who wrote this song is Mark James. Mark James wrote it by himself. He recorded and released his own version, but it didn't go any where. Then, Elvis decided to make it into his own hit. This song was the last #1 hit for Elvis during his life time. Bibliography Here are the websites we used: Summary Questions What are the lyrics about? summary: What instruments do you hear in the music? Who wrote the song? What do you think he would be remembered for? We think Elvis will be remembered for his music and achievements. He is the #1 solo artist to have the most #1 hits on the Hot 100 Chart. He also sold over one billion records worldwide. What other artists composed work that was similar to your artist? Other artists that composed work that was similar to Elvis' work is:
* Chuck Berry
* Buddy Holly
* Frankie Lymon
* Jackie Wilson We would recommend Elvis to the general
public. His music has content that all
ages can enjoy! Who would you recommend Elvis songs to? http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/elvis_presley/awards.html