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Carly Simon

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  1. Carly Simon Singer and Song Writer

  2. Biography • Born June 25, 1945 • Taught herself how to play guitar • Carly and sister Lucy formed a band called the Simon Sisters • Signed first record deal with Kapp Records

  3. The early years… • Carly sets out on her own • Moves to France • Had a series of nervous breakdowns

  4. Continued… • Signed with Elektra • 1971 released her first album which was self titled • Released Anticipation • Received her first Grammy nomination

  5. After success • Married James Taylor • Started a family • Marriage eventually ended

  6. Working Girl • Wrote Let the Riverrunwith her 2nd husband, Jim Hart • Won an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe

  7. "If I'm having emotional problems... it motivates me to try to figure out how I can get that into a lyric or a melody." Written beautiful songs for over three decades Gets inspiration from life experiences 1997 battled breast cancer Currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard

  8. Composition History“You’re So Vain” • Released in 1972 • Recorded in London • Mick Jagger sang back up • Mystery of who it was written about

  9. Who???

  10. “Let The River Run” • Written for the movie Working Girl • Inspired by Walt Whitman and Jim Hart • Producers almost didn’t use the song • Went on to win a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and an Oscar

  11. “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” • Released on her debut album • Produced by Eddie Kramer

  12. “Julie Through The Glass” • Written for her niece, Julie • About the first time she saw her at the hospital • Have a close relationship

  13. Timed Listening Guide

  14. “You’re So Vain” • Starts out with a fast tempo that sets the melody of the song • 0:18 First verse begins, piano becomes louder • 0:52 Chorus begins with soprano backup singers • 1:10 Verse 2 begins in strophic form • 1:59 Climax of the song, very upbeat and fun to listen to • Music and voices fade to the ending

  15. “Let the River Run” • Music starts with a fast tempo • Guitar sets the melody • 0:39 Chorus of singers join lyrics • 1:16 quick three beats then a slight pause putting an emphasis on the next line • 2:56 tempo is slow, chorus and main vocals almost come to a stop them Carly sings by herself

  16. “That’s the way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be” • Tempo is slow • Mood and rhythm is very soft and soulful • Pitch is low • 0:26 Drums beat quickly (5beats) and violins join the harmony • 1:23 2nd verse, music slows back down, Strophic form • 3:41 climax of the song • 4:06 song comes to a close

  17. “Julie Through The Glass” • Piano sets the melody for the light hearted tone of the song showing the carefree spirit of it. • 1:41 back up singers sing the melody but not any words • Faint sounds of clapping • Spiritual feel to the song • Clapping and back ground sings slow and music fades

  18. References • Estrella, Espie. "Profile of Carly Simon-Carly Simon Biography." About.com. N.p., 06102011. Web. 10 Jun 2011. <http://musiced.about.com/od/songwriters/p/carlysimon.htm>. • Simon, Carly. "Carly Simon Official Website." N.p., 06102011. Web. 22 Jun 2011. <http://carlysimon.com/index.shtml>.

  19. Simon, Carly. "Carly Simon Offical Website." N.p., 06102011. Web. 22 Jun 2011. <http://carlysimon.com/index.shtml>. • "Songfacts." Songfacts. N.p., 06102011. Web. 10 Jun 2011. <http://www.songfacts.com/search.php?q=carly+simon>. • Pictures from Google.com