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An American Musician Songwriter----Record Producer----Actor MUSICAL GENRESINSTRUMENTS Helped restore the Rock•Singer popularity of Alternative Rock•Guitarist punk blues Garage Rock•Piano Blues Rock•Organ Punk Blues•Bass Indie Rock•Drums Considered as Bluegrass•Marimba one of the best Country Rock•Mandolin guitar players of Alternative Country• Xylophone the 21st century• Clavioline
EARLY LIFE Born in Southwest Catholic Church had a Detroit, Michigan on big influence on him July 9, 1975 Served as an altar boy Born with the name and almost pursued a John Anthony Gillis life as a priest
At the age of 5 White began learning the drums. Started recording his own compositionsIn teens he was before starting high interested in the school. blues and 1960’s rock. Played in multiple local bands.He listened to records in his attic and begun to record cover songs.
At 15 White started Muldoon introduced working a 3 year White to punk music. upholsterer’s apprentice with friend Brian Muldoon Together they started The Upholsterers. Muldoon played White soon had his drums so White own business that he switched to guitar called Third Man Upholstery
FAMILY AND LOVE LIFE Jack met and married In 2003 White had a Meg White on romantic September 21, 1996 relationship with actress Renée Zellweger. Divorced on March 24, 2000. Broke up in December 2004
On June 1, 2005 Jack married British model Karen Elson in Manaus, Brazil A year later in 2006 they had a daughter named Scarlett Teresa White In 2007 they had a son named Henry Lee White Divorced in June 2011
CAREER--The Upholsterers --Two Star Tabernacle--Goober & The Peas --The Hentchmen The White Stripes(1997-2011) The Raconteurs(2005-Present) The Dead Weather(2008-Present) Solo Album(2012)
In 1997 Jack White formed “The White Stripes,” with his ex wife Meg White. In 1999 they signed to Italy Records. ALBUMSThe White Stripes (1999) De Stijl (2000)White Blood Cells (2001) Elephant (2003)Get Behind Me Satan (2005) Icky Thump (2007)
In 2005 White went on to help form his second band “The Raconteurs”Traditionally structured band built with elements of:*Metal *Backwoods *Pop*Early Rock and Roll *Country ALBUMS Broken Boy Soldiers(2006) Consolers of the Lonely(2008)
After two successful bands, In 2009, Whitefounded the band “The Dead Weather” ALBUMS Horehound(2009) Sea of Cowards(2010)
JACK WHITE’S MANY SIDES With now three successful bands, White continued to work on projects and create music with musicians such as: •The Rolling Stones • Jeff Beck •Alicia Keys •Bob Dylan •Electric Six •Insane Clown Posse •Loretta Lynn
CAREERCont.. In 2008 he joined Alicia Keys on the James Bond them “Another Way to Die” In 2011 he joined with American producer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Lippi on a musical project Release of solo album “Blunderbuss.” April 24, 2012
AWARDS ANDHONORS Rolling Stone ranked him number 17 on its “The2004 Grammy Awardwinning album “Van Lear Greatest Guitarist of AllRose” Time.”
In 2011 White was awardedthe title of “Nashville MusicCity Ambassador,” byNashville mayor Karl Dean
AWARDS AND HONORSCONT.. In 2008 he won the Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "Another Way to Die," From movie Quantum of Solace. The White Stripes Three Grammy’s for Best Alternative Music Album. The Raconteurs 2 nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone and Spin ranked them on yearend lists.
COMPOSITION HISTORY “TWO AGAINST ONE” –Danger Mouse & Daniele LuppiJack White teamed up with Daniele Luppi and DangerMouse.Baroque hit song influenced by Spaghetti Westerns.Five years in the making.Released in 2011 by EMI Records.
Hours driving around listening toinstrumental mixes.Sings over an eerie style of backupvocals.Song is about a mercenary character ina heroic battle with his self loathing.First song released since The WhiteStripes split.
“SEVEN NATION ARMY” -The White StripesAbout gossipOne of the most memorable riffs of alltimeStarted the rebirth of retro guitar rock.Recorded in April 2002 at London’sToe Rag Studios and released April 2003by V2 Records
Reached #1 on ModernRock Tracks for 3 weeksWon 2004’s GrammyAward for Best RockSongRolling Stone placed itat number 21 in its listof the 100 GreatestGuitar Songs of all time.
“Another Way to Die” -Jack White & Alicia KeysThe theme song from the 2008 James Bondmovie Quantum of SolaceWhite wrote and producedIt is built around strings, horns, andhaunting piano.White plays guitar and drums while Keys
First duet in the Bond film series Nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 2009 Grammy Awards Was the first James Bond theme song to feature on a Triple J Hottest 100 playlist. Nominated for Best Song at the 2008 Critics Choice Awards Won Best Original Song at the Satellite Awards the same year
“STEADY AS SHE GOES” -The RaconteursWritten and produced by both Jack White and friendBrendan BensonReleased May 16, 2006 by Third Man RecordsReached #54 on Billboards Hot 100.#1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.Rolling Stone Magazine called the song “the second bestsong of 2006.”Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best RockPerformance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
LISTENING GUIDE “TWO AGAINST ONE”0:00 Introduction: The form starts out contract with a harmony in a major key. The dynamics are soft. The melody is conjunct with smooth movements. The rhythm has a steady beat that creates a joyful feeling. The timbre allows you to hear a nylon string guitar being picked. Texture starts out monophony with no vocals.0:08 Verse 1: The dynamics in the verse start low and slightly get stronger at the end of the verse. The form is contrast with a pleasing consonance harmony. The melody in the verse is smooth and clear. The rhythm is clear with a steady beat and pulse. Timbre introduces background drums and symbols with the guitar. Texture continues as monophony with only one voice.0:24 Chorus: Chorus starts with female vocal harmonics that give a deep feeling into the music. The melody has a short arch to it and gives the chorus a repetitious form. The dynamics start low with bursts of it getting stronger, then back down again. Rhythm is upbeat with a joyful tempo. At the end of the chorus the timbre introduces a harpsichord. Female vocals harmonize creating a homophony texture.
0:42 Verse 2: Form in this verse goes back to contrast with dynamics that have a steady soft sound. The harmony gives a slight dissonance feel but still has an easy feel to it. The melody is still smooth with a rhythm of a steady beat. Texture is the same as the introduction. Timbre makes it easy to hear the new upstrokes of an electric guitar. Vocals have a slight raise in pitch than the last verse. Texture is monophonic again with higher pitches in vocals.0:56 Chorus: The dynamics rise a little and harmonic vocals are in the background creating a monophonic texture. The rhythm has a repetition pulse. The melody has a small arch with no large leaps. Form is back to repetition with a timbre that again brings a harpsichord back to the chorus.1:17 Bridge/Solo: The form is the same as introduction as well as the harmony and dynamics. The timbre allows you to hear the clear guitar and bass as they play a solo with a steady rhythm and poppy beat. Texture is counterpoint with several melodies.1:30 Verse 3: Melody is in a conjunct movement. Rhythm is the same steady beat as it is in the whole song. Harmony is still consonance creating pleasing emotions. Dynamics still are soft and slow. Form stays contrast as it comes in from the bridge. Timbre is same as introduction allowing clearly heard symbols and guitar. Texture stays monophony.1:45 Chorus: Melody picks up from the verse and creates a minor disjunct melody. Rhythm again is back to being steady and pleasing to hear. Harmony creates a sense of weariness with a voice that sounds anxious. Dynamics get a little stronger and faster and as like the other choruses it is repetition with a small variation at the end to close the song. Timbre clearly allows you to hear the guitar and bass and then at the end of chorus the vocals stop and you only hear instruments end the song.2:21 End:
“SEVEN NATION ARMY”0:00 Introduction: Melody starts out smooth and conjunct. Rhythm has a very solid and low constant beat that picks up with an extra beat. The harmony makes the listener bob their head and want to dance. Dynamics start soft and steady then pick up with a drum beat. The form begins contrast as the drumming joins in with the guitar riff. The timbre makes it really easy to hear the guitar and drums. Texture is a simple instrumental monophony.0:15 Verse 1: Melody stays the same from the introduction. Rhythm continues the same with a harmony of a low tuned guitar giving a slight foreboding feel. Dynamics stay the same as the introduction. The form stays contrast. Timbre stays the same as well as introducing vocals. Distorted vocals are added to the monophony texture.0:45 Chorus: Melody speeds up and quickly becomes disjunct. Rhythm jumps to a faster upbeat and pulse. The harmony jumps to dissonance creating tension. Dynamics get much faster and stronger. Form goes to repetition for the chorus. Timbre allows you to focus on the guitars crushing power chords and introduces symbols from the drums. Texture is homophony and the vocals stop.1:26 Verse 2: Melody slows down to a smooth movement. Rhythm is back down to a constant beat and the harmony goes to consonance giving a pleasing feel. Dynamics slow back down and the form changes back to being contrast. Timbre again makes the guitar and drums very clear to hear. Texture is back to being monophony.
1:56 Chorus: Smooth movements speed up turning the melody disjunct again. Rhythm again jumps to a faster upbeat and harmony goes to giving tension to the song and continues into the upcoming bridge. Dynamics get stronger and also continue strong into the bridge. Form goes back to being repetition and the texture is homophony again throughout verse.2:17 Bridge/Guitar Solo: Harmony and dynamics continue in the same. Melody stays disjunct with large leaps and the rhythm continues as fast paced. Form changes to variation as drumming and guitar both change. Timbre introduces new guitar sound as it plays a solo. Texture is changed to counterpoint. The harmony ends with a sense of release.2:51 Verse 3: Melody is descending from the bridge into conjunct movements. Rhythm drops again to steady constant beats. Harmony goes back to creating an easy feel. Dynamics get soft again. Form fades back into contrast and the timbre is same as introduction and previous verse.3:23 Chorus: Melody shifts to disjunct to end the song. Rhythm rises to a fast and steady beat. Harmony finishes dark and powerful. Dynamics get stronger and end slow and soft. Form ends being repetitious. Timbre ends with an emphasis on the power of the guitar. Texture ends the song with multiple elements playing the same melody at the same time creating a homophony texture.3:50 End:
“ANOTHER WAY TO DIE”0:00 Introduction: This introduction is rather long with very wide disjunct movements. The rhythm is very mixed in the introduction with upbeat rhythms that at moments stop and stay solid. Then they pick up again only to slow down for the first verse. Harmony creates a rough and tumble atmosphere. Dynamics start off strong and slow towards the end of the intro. Form is very contrast to start. Timbre allows you to distinguish the horns and piano that jump in and out of the rusty guitar, drums and bass. Texture is all over the place creating a counterpoint intro.0:42 Verse 1: Melody is much slower and smooth. The rhythm slows down to a constant and slow beat. Harmony in the verse creates a strained and aggressive feeling. Dynamics are slow throughout verse and the form stays contrast. Timbre allows you to easily distinguish a low key piano with the slow beat of a drum. Verse starts with vocals being traded off making a heterophony texture.1:02 Chorus: Melody is disjunct with a blast of unison, high pitched vocals. Rhythm picks up a little but is easy to follow. The harmony has two voices singing in unison. One puts off a masculine feel and the other a feminine sexual feel. Dynamics get louder and speed up. Form goes from contrast to repetition. Timbre clearly allows you to hear symbols and hard guitar strokes with low bass. Texture has two vocals singing in unison with a high pitch.1:37 Verse 2: Melody slows down and smoothes out considerably. Rhythm again drops to an easy beat that is easily followed. Harmony makes it easy to listen to while creating a dissonance feeling. Dynamics again are slow and soft. Form goes back to being contrast. Timbre again distinguishes a piano with an easy beat. Texture is sung with two voices again in high pitch being trades off.
1:55 Chorus: Melody again quickly jumps to disjunct with uneven movements. Rhythm quickly jumps and continues through to the bridge. Harmony has a blast with excitement to it. Dynamics jump to a louder and stronger sound. Form changes to repetition and the timbre allows you to clearly hear the heavy guitar strokes. Texture is again in unison for chorus creating a homophony texture.2:28 Bridge: Rhythm that is still the same. Harmony in the bridge seems forceful and creates more tension. Dynamics stay same as the chorus. Form is in a variation as the melody slightly changes with new harmonics. Timbre introduces a trumpet as well as a really rough and distorted guitar. Texture is counterpoint again with variations in vocals and pitch.2:58 Verse 3: Melody drops to smooth and clear movements. Rhythm changes to a constant beat that slowly gets faster. Harmony has a variety of dissonance sounds leading into the chorus. Dynamics again go soft and slow throughout verse. Form goes from variation to contrast. Timbre is the same as previous verse. Texture goes to heterophony.3:17 Chorus: Melody and timbre are both the same as the previous chorus as disjunct. Rhythm has a fast upbeat pulse. Harmony is still dissonance with dynamics that become stronger and continue into the end. Form is repetitious and texture again is homophony.3:34 Extended Chorus: The melody continues disjunct and uneven and descends down to a brief smooth ending. Rhythm continues as fast and upbeat. The dissonance harmony gives you an energetic feeling and is quite catchy. Dynamics end strong until last few seconds they get soft. Form enters still as repetitious until end of the chorus when it changes to variation to end the song. Timbre ends the chorus and song like the introduction with many instruments and movements. Vocals get higher in pitch to close the song with an earnest blast.4:22 End:
“STEADY AS SHE GOES”0:00 Introduction: The melody starts out as a smooth conjunct movement. It then ascends slightly towards the end of the introduction. Rhythm is very straight forward and easy to follow. Harmony starts giving a happy feeling. Dynamics start slow and speed up a little towards end of the introduction. Form is repetition and the timbre allows you to easily hear the drums that switch to bass then to guitar. Texture starts out monophony.0:35 Verse 1: The verse seems to be conjunct but close to disjunct. The rhythm continues into verse simple and remains constant. Harmony stays fun and gleeful during the verse. Dynamics stay strong but not too loud. Form changes from repetition to contrast. Timbre distinguishes an easily heard guitar riff continued in from the guitar at the end of the introduction. The texture is still monophony with only once voice.0: 43 Chorus: Melody quickly picks up with uneven movements. The rhythm also picks up to a fast upbeat rhythm. Harmony jumps creating a very energetic feeling. Dynamics get loud and faster quickly. Form goes from contrast to repetition. Timbre allows you to clearly hear the hard hitting guitar. Texture is heterophony with two voices simultaneously singing the same melody.0:58 Verse 2: Melody drops to being conjunct again. Rhythm drops to a constant beat as the harmony continues with the same feelings. Dynamics become softer again. Form goes back to being a constant form. Timbre allows you to again hear the guitar playing along with the drums. Texture is changed to homophony as one voice joins in with the other standing out from the other.1:06 Extended Chorus: Melody goes to disjunct movements and jumps to larger leaps as this chorus is slightly longer than the previous. Rhythm picks back up with a happy fast upbeat. The harmony creates a powerful feeling of jolt and excitement. Dynamics get loud and stronger. The form is the same as previous chorus but changes to a variation as the chorus is extended. Along with the guitar the timbre allows you to hear the loud percussions of the drums. Texture is again heterophony at first then ends monophony.
1:37 Verse 3: The melody pauses a moment before continuing into the verse as a conjunct movement. Rhythm goes back to an easily followed beat. Harmony is same as previous verse and the dynamics as well. The form goes back to being contrast. Timbre at the end of this verse introduces the plucking of a guitar. Texture is back to being homophony with two vocals singing in unison.1:57 Chorus: The melody is again very uneven and the rhythm quickly jumps to a faster beat and pulse. The harmony also quickly creates a good happy feeling. The dynamics pick up strong. The form is again back to being repetitious with a change to variation. Timbre in this chorus stays the same as previous chorus and well as the texture.2:28 Verse 4: The harmony makes you feel happy as well as giving you a questionable feel. Dynamics continue to be soft throughout verse. Form goes back to contrast as the melody and rhythm are like the other verses. The timbre in this verse introduces what sounds like a distorted keyboard. The texture is different than the other verses with heterophony vocals shadowing the main vocals.2:50 Chorus: The melody ends the song being disjunct with the last movement being a smooth fade away. The rhythm goes to a rapid beat that is slightly extended from previous choruses ending slow and quiet. Harmony has a little resolution to it making you feel a conflict has been resolved. Dynamics end strong and loud. Form repeats its repetition to variation to the end. Timbre ends with the same sound of hard guitar and drums with a keyboard to finish. Texture starts with a second voice shadowing but ends monophony with single vocals.3:23 End:
COMPOSITIONREFERENCES BIBLIOGRAPHY“Another Way to Die.” Allmusic.com 10 Feb 2012 D, Spence. "Quantum Of Solace - "Another Way To Die"" http://www.allmusic.com/album/another-way IGN. IGN Entertainment, Inc., 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 09 Feb. 2012. <http://music.ign.com/articles/912/912621p1.html>.todier1450646 Hermes, Will. "Two Against One | Song Reviews | Rolling“Broken Boy Soldiers.” Allmusic.com 12 Feb 2012 Stone." Rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone; Jann S. Wenner,http://www.allmusic.com.album/broken-boy Editor and Publisher, 14 Apr. 2011. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.soldiers-bonus-trackr1001691 <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/songreviews/two-against- one-20110414>.“Jack White Awards.” Aceshowbiz.com 10 Feb2012http:// Maginnis, Tom. "Seven Nation Army." AllMusic. Roviwww.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/jack_wite/awards.hml Corporation. Web. 11 Mar.2012.<http://www.allmusic.com/ song/seven-nation-army-t6177214>.“Seven Nation Army.” Idolator.com 12 Feb 2012http://Idol "The Raconteurs: Steady As She Goes/Store Boughtator.com/5252162/seven-nation-armywill-outlive-usall Bones.“NME.COM. IPC MEDIA , NME, 02 Feb. 2006. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. <http://www.nme.com/reviews/theraconteurs/“Two Against One.” Newsinglereview.blogspot.com 7850>.12 Feb 2012http://newsinglereview.blogspot.com/2011/04/danger-mousedaniele-luppi-two-against.html Webb, Robert. "Story of the Song: Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes." The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, 25 June 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2012.“Two Against One.” Thisisfakediy.co.uk 10 Feb 2012http:/ <http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-/www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/tracks/danger-mouse entertainment/music/features/story-of-the-song-seven-nation- army--the-white-stripes-2009522.html>.
BIOGRAPHYREFERENCESDavis Guggenheim, 27 August 2009 “It Might Get BIBLIOGRAPHYLoud.” USA, Thomas Tull Productions. D, Spence. "Quantum Of Solace - "Another Way To Die"" IGN. IGN Entertainment, Inc., 23 Sept.“Jack White." 2012. Biography.com 10 Feb 2012http://www.biography.com/people/jack 2008. Web. 09 Feb. 2012.<http://music.ign.com/white20631851 articles/912/912621p1.html>.“Jack White.” Askmen.com 9 Feb 2012http://w Leahey, Andrew. "Jack White." Billboard. Allww.askmen.com/celebs/men/entertainment/ Music Guide, Rovi Corporation. Web. 11 Feb.ack-white/index.html 2012. <http://www.billboard.com/artist/jack- white/bio/486335>.“Jack White.” Lyricsfreak.com 9 Feb 2012http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/jack+white/biography.hml Tamblyn, Amber. "World Biography." The White Stripes Biography. Advameg, Inc. Web. 10 Feb.“The White Stripes Biography.” Whitestripes.net 11 2012.<http://www.notablebiographies.com/newFeb 2012 http://www.whitestripes.net/band-info.php s/Sh-Z/The-White-Stripes.html>.“White honored as Nashville’s Music City Ambassa-dor.”Consequenceofsound.net 9 Feb 2012http:// Wenner, Jann S. "Jack White." Rollingstone.com.Consequenceofsound.net/2011/04/jack-white- Wenner Media Websites, 2012. Web. 10 Feb.2012.Honored as-nashville-music-ambassador/ <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/jac k-white/biography>.