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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

Missy Higgins

A BIOGRAPHY

By Samantha Newton


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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.


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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


Where i stood

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


Set me on fire

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


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  • 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


Bibliography

bibliography

  • http://missyhiggins.com/about/

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missy_Higgins

  • http://artists.letssingit.com/missy-higgins-qjmmt/biography


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