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Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins. A BIOGRAPHY. By Samantha Newton. Missy Higgins. “Melissa Morrison Higgins” born Aug. 19, 1983 in Australia Began to play the piano at age 6.

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Missy Higgins

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  1. Missy Higgins A BIOGRAPHY By Samantha Newton

  2. Missy Higgins • “Melissa Morrison Higgins” born Aug. 19, 1983 in Australia • Began to play the piano at age 6. • Wrote her first song at 15 titled “All For Believing” which was played on the radio and attracted attention from various record companies. • She is vegetarian, loves rock climbing, and doing charitable work.

  3. scar • Scar 3:31 • 0:00 Introduction • The introduction begins with an upbeat rhythm played by the drums and piano. • 0:10 Verse One • Vocalist jumps straight into the music with passion.In between phrases of lyrics the piano does a sort of trill to make it sound more interesting. • 0:32 Pre-chorus • 0:40 Chorus • Choir or background singers sing “ahhs” behind vocalist • 1:12 Verse Two • 1:34 Pre-chorus • 1:43 Chorus • Again there are more “ahhs” behind the vocalist to provide extra interest • 2:21 Bridge • Accompaniment simplifies, and slows down • 2:40 Chorus • Volume, beat, etc pick back up to where they were on previous choruses. • Watch the music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qKn7XAMNV-g

  4. Where I stood • Where I Stood 4:20 • 0:00 Verse One • No introduction. Simply jumps straight into first verse with a simple slow piano accompaniment. Vocalist sings quietly. • 0:28 Verse Two • Piano picks up leading into verse two. Vocalist expresses emotion in words more readily. • 0:54 Chorus • Light drums in the background. Sounds like they are using a brush of some kind to hit on the drums and symbols. • 1:49 Verse Three • 2:16 Chorus • Back again to more pronounced beats in accompaniment and emotion from vocalist. • 2:54 Bridge • Starts out loud and gradually gets slower and quieter. • 3:22 Chorus • Last passionate burst. • Watch the music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PCLERYzJsYA

  5. Set me on fire • Set Me on Fire 3:33 • 0:00 Introduction • Background singers sing “doo, doo…” • 0:14 Verse One • Staccato sound with background singers again singing “doo, doo..” at the end of verse. • 0:36 Verse Two • Background vocalist this time echoes some of her words. • 0:55 Chorus • Melody becomes more conjunct and smooth with a major sound. Still background singer. • 1:09 Repeat Chorus • 1:30 Verse Three • Returns to staccato sound. • 1:52 Chorus • Back to conjunct, smooth sound. • 2:06 Repeat Chorus • 2:26 Bridge • Very little piano accompaniment. Vocalist and backgroung singers slowly sing phrases and “doo, doo..” and “ahhs”. • 2:43 Chorus • 2:58 Repeat Chorus • Then fade out. • Watch the music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=d1J7G04D4nw

  6. Also from the album “The OlRazzle Dazzle”: • Unashamed desire http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EEmpgM5mxmQ • Everyone’s Waiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LiFKGbH4NzE • Hello hello http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=d84Sjj-_w7Q

  7. bibliography • http://missyhiggins.com/about/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missy_Higgins • http://artists.letssingit.com/missy-higgins-qjmmt/biography

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