Music Friday Names: Slide 2 Songs That Changed Our Lives Slide 3 #3 - Let it Be The Beatles Slide 4 #2 - Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day Slide 5 #1 - Superstition Stevie Wonder Slide 6 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known best by his stage name, Stevie Wonder, was born May 19th, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. He has been blind since shortly after birth because he was born premature. He signed with Motowns Tamla label at age 11. To date, he has recorded over 30 U.S. top 10 hits, received 22 Grammy awards, and sold over 100 million records and singles. He has received more Grammys than any other male solo artist, and is one of the 60 top-selling music artists. Slide 7 Elements of Music Rhythm Regular 4/4 time signature Trumpet, saxophone, bass, and drums have syncopated rhythm Emphasis is on beat 1 Melody Both the bass and the brass have a repeated ostinato Vocals have a medium to high range Vocals generally walk up or down, huge leaps in range are few Slide 8 Expressive Elements of Music Timbre Vocals are very bright and smooth, although at certain parts, it gets raspy The saxophone has a raspy sound The bass is smooth and bright Tempo It remains at moderato for the entirety of the song The tempo is very steady and is kept by the bass and drums Slide 9 Superstition Lyrics Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall, Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way Very superstitious, wash your face and hands, Rid me of the problem, do all that you can, Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong, You don't wanna save me, sad is my song When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh Very superstitious, nothin' more to say, Very superstitious, the devil's on his way, Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass, Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no Slide 10 Why We Like the Song The bass line very rhythmic and sharp The riffs in the vocals are complex and interesting to listen to The songwriting is very good for its time Slide 11 Works Cited "Stevie Wonder." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Feb. 2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. "Entrevistas - Let It Be." RicardoOrlandini.net -. N.p., 5 Aug. 2013. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. The Biography of Stevie Wonder - Singer Life Story. "The Biography of Stevie Wonder - Singer Life Story." Poemhunter.com. Web. 21 May 2014.