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Elvis Presley

this music project we made is about the career and life of Elvis Presley.

Briana Reece

on 29 May 2013

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His childhood: Who influenced him? Elvis Presley By: Briana and Nina Who influenced Elvis Presley? We will tell you. The same gospel music influenced him to become a singer. He would spend all night singing all kinds of gospel music. He went to the Quarter Conventions all night singing in Memphis. In 1954, he started his musical career with the legendary Sun Records music label in Memphis. In 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. In 1956, he became an international superstar. Elvis Presley have got 18 hits when he was famous! Biography: Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935. He had a twin brother named Jessie Garon who has always been stubborn. He made Elvis feel like an only child. His parents and himself moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948. Elvis also graduated from Humes High School in 1953. And this is how his life began. Into Music: Elvis was influenced by country and pop music of the time. Whenever he went to church, he would often sing gospel and R&B gospel. As a Memphis teenager, the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street, was the most influential. Song Analysis Charities Elvis Presley supported! Elvis Presley contributed to a lot of charities. During Christmas time he donated $1,050 for the students of Humes High School. He also donated $50,000 to the Memphis Charities. He gave $55,000 to other 58 local charities. Also, he gave $10,500 to the Memphis Jewish Community Center Building Fund. Music Description: What Genre of Music? Elvis Presley performed rock music a lot and the blues. This is why he is the King Of Rock. Instruments: Elvis Presley mostly plays guitars. Other than that he played piano, violin, ukelele and drums. Does he write his own songs? During his years being a singer he did write most of his songs. He had some help writing some of his songs also. Awards: He won the CableACE Awards in 1985, Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998, Golden Apple Awards in 1960 and 1965, Grammy Awards in 1975, 1973, 1968, 1962 and 1961, Laurel Awards in 1966, 1965, 1964 and 1963, MOJO Awards in 2005 and he was put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Song analysis: 1 The song that we chose by Elvis is "Suspicious Minds". Here is a YouTube video which contains the song.

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
* Maybeliline
* 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



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