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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Braddah IZ or otherwise known as Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is the man! Well, he was the man, but unfortunately he died 11 years ago. Even now, his take on Somewhere over the Rainbow is often played and used as backmusic for movies like 50 First Dates. New CDs with old recordings of him are still being produced. He plays the song with an ukulele and his own voice. The main chords that are used are G, D, C, and em. I think there is some mixture chords and modulation in this song. There are large leaps in parts of the lyrics that portray his emotions in the music. The song has a light and easy on the ears. Because of the soothing sounds this song does portray a lot of emotions and soul when IZ sings. The song just fades out and the listerners are able to just visualize something relazing. It sounds just like searching for the end of the rainbow.

1 comment:

Scott said...

No modulation, but some tonicization. Don't go with "I think," be sure about your analysis. That way you can be more detailed about the emotions portrayed.