Nothing from nothing

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Nothing from nothing

  1. 1. Nothing From Nothing<br />A Song By Billy Preston<br />A PowerPoint By Lance Bird<br />
  2. 2. Billy Preston<br />Born on September 9, 1946 in Houston, TX<br />Played with Beatles and The Rolling Stones<br />Two Number-One hits<br />"Will It Go Round in Circles“ 1973<br />"Nothing from Nothing“ 1974 <br />1975 – Guest Performer on first episode of SNL<br />Kidney Transplant Surgery in 2002<br />Died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ<br />
  3. 3. Nothing From Nothing<br />Featured in his 1974 album ‘Kids and Me’<br />Wrote it in a dressing room of an Atlanta nightclub<br />Based it off the idiom<br />Based on Preston’s <br /> gospel influence<br />
  4. 4. Intro 1<br />Horn section playing riff with piano<br />Accented by drum hits<br />“Ow!” at the end of the Intro 1<br />
  5. 5. Intro 2<br />Piano plays chords from verse <br />Solo over top of chords<br />Drum, guitar, and bass hits periodically<br />
  6. 6. Verse 1<br />Piano playing straight chords<br />Guitar comping with piano<br />Bass line underneath other parts<br />Bass with lots of chromaticism<br />Piano solo line near end of Verse 1<br />Horn hit marks end of Verse1<br />
  7. 7. Verse 2<br />Guitar, piano and bass parts remain the same<br />Horn line with pedal tones<br />Singer sings same melody but different notes.<br />Horn line near of Verse 2<br />High Trumpet note marks end of Verse 2<br />Banjo in background<br />
  8. 8. Verse 3<br />Piano, bass, and guitar parts remain the same<br />Horn and banjo still in background<br />Higher horn line throughout the verse<br />
  9. 9. Interlude<br />Piano solo<br />Another piano comps chords like in previous verses<br />Guitar and Bass still the same<br />Horn pedal notes and riff from verse 2 towards the end<br />Banjo still in background<br />
  10. 10. Verse 4<br />Similar to verse 3<br />Singer continues vocal line overtop horn line at end of verse<br />
  11. 11. Outro<br />Similar to end of the other verses<br />Horn lines dovetails into each other<br />Piano similar to intro<br />Gradual fade<br />
  12. 12. The End<br />

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