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Ben Folds: Not Your Average Musician

Ben Folds: Not Your Average Musician

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  1. Ben Folds: Not Your Average Musician By Chase Beickel

  2. Overview • Bibliography • Composition History • Listening Guide • Closing/ Reference

  3. Bibliography Overview • Who Ben Folds is. • His life journey. • What he has achieved.

  4. Who is ben folds? • Composer • Song writer • Gifted Musician • Piano • Drums • Guitar • vocalists

  5. His life journey • First Band was Majosha • Session Musician • Deal with Sony Music • Formed the Band Ben Folds Five • Born Sep 12th, 1966 in Winston-Salem NC • Started playing piano at age 9 • He got his girlfriend pregnant in high school • Dropped out of College

  6. What he has achieved. • Released three Albums with Ben Folds Five • Ben Folds Five • Whatever and Ever Amen • The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner • Releases after Ben Folds Five • Rockin’ the Suburbs • Ben Folds Live • Songs for Silverman • Released several LP’s and EP’s

  7. Composition History • Three songs • Brick • Army • Not The Same

  8. brick • True Story • Most Popular Song • None Political • Came out in 1997 • Album “Whatever and Ever Amen • About an abortion

  9. ARMY • Based on a personal experience • Came out in 1999 • Album “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner

  10. Not the same • Based on a True Story • Mix of Humor and Spirituality • Came out in 2001 • Album “Rockin’ the Suburbs”

  11. Listening guide • Brick • Army • Not the Same

  12. brick • Verse’s • Form • Rhythm • Harmony • Dynamics • Timbre • Texture • Introduction • Melody • Rhythm • Timbre • Texture • Harmony

  13. Brick • How the Song Ends • Dynamics • Melody • Harmony • Form • Instruments Fade out • Chorus • Dynamic • Melody • Harmony • Form • Tempo

  14. Army • Verse’s • Rhythm • Form • Introduction • Melody • Rhythm • Tempo

  15. Army • How the Song Ends • Dynamics • Form • Rhythm • Ends with Vocalist Fading out • Chorus • Rhythm • Form

  16. Not the same • Verse’s • Form • Rhythm • Dynamics • Harmony • Introduction • Rhythm • Melody • Electronic Sound • Counterpoint

  17. Not the same • How the Song Ends • Rhythm • Electronic Sound • Form • Harmony • Dynamic • Chorus • Rhythm • Melody • Form • Dynamics • Harmony

  18. Conclusion • Bibliography of Ben Folds • Born Sep 12th, 1966 • Ben Folds Five was formed in 1994 • Ben Folds Five was his first major band to hit it big • Six Albums • Very unique composer, writer, and musician

  19. Conclusion • Composition History • Brick • About an abortion • “Whatever and Ever Amen” • Army • Comical Story • “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner” • Not the Same • Mix of Humor and Spirituality • “Rockin’ the Suburbs”

  20. Conclusion • Listening Guide • Brick • Played in a minor • Army • Played in a major • Not the Same • Played in both Major and Minor

  21. References • Bumgardener, Ed, (1996) Review of Whatever and Ever Amen, Web http://web.archive.org/web/20080703180742/http://www.fmaynard.com/bff/reviews/winston_salem.html, The Winston-Salem Journal, Retrieved 29June 2013 • About Ben Folds, http://www.mtv.com/artists/ben-folds/biography/, Mtv.com, Retrieved 29 June 2013 • Heart, Cindal L, (2011) Ben Folds talks Chatroulette, the Needle Doctor, the legacy of 'Brick', http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2011/01/ben_folds_talks.php, Retrieved 29 June 2013

  22. References • Ben Folds Five Biography, http://www.benfolds.com/biography, Ben Folds Five, Retrieved 29 June 2013 • Folds, Ben, http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds+Five/_/Army, last.fm, Retrieved 29 June 2013 • Not the Same, (2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl0XcOexMgk, Youtube, Retrieved 29 June 2013