Monday, 22 April 2013

Listening Assignment No. 9

Thus you're ninth listening assignment.  This week we'll be looking at Blues legend B.B. King.  

Rolling Stone magazine ranked B.B. King at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. It has been said: B.B. King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname 'The King of Blues', and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert King and Freddie King). He is also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career appearing at 250-300 concerts per year until his seventies. At the age of 87 King appears at 100 shows a year.

This week we'll be listening to "The Trill is Gone" by B.B. King.

Click Here To Listen To The Thrill Is Gone

Listen to the song and answer the following questions. You can answer these questions by posting in the comments section of the post, by e-mailing me at aguilmette@wsd1.org or by writing them down and giving me your responses in class.

1. Name the artist and the song name.
2. List the instruments you hear.
3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
5a) Do you like this song?
5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?

38 comments:

  1. 1) ''The Thrill Is Gone'' by B.B. King
    2) guitar, drums, vocals, piano
    3) small group
    4) It reminds me to people eating together at a restaurant.
    5a) Yes
    5b) Because I like the beat of the drums and the guitar.
    Jonathan Lu 7-72

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  2. 1. The Thrill is Gone by B.B King.
    2. Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano.
    3. Small Group.
    4. It reminds me of other blues songs.
    5a. Yeah.
    5b. Because it sounds dramatic, up beat, and the vocals sound cool.
    Nina Barcega 7-72

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  3. 1.The Thrill Is Gone by BB King
    2.Drums, Vocals, Guitar, & Piano.
    3.Small group.
    4. I don't really know, but at the beginning it reminds me of like Elvis or something.
    5a) yeaah sure.
    5b) The vocals are pretty good, and it sounds really cool with all the instruments.

    Erika Rego 7-08

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  4. 1) ''The Thrill Is Gone'' by B.B. King
    2) guitar, drums, vocals, piano
    3) small group
    4) I can't think of any... sorry.
    5a) Yes
    5b) Because I like the piano playing, even though I don't know how to play a piano

    Rafael 7-72

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  5. 1) The Thrill Is Gone by B.B King
    2) Guitar,Bass,Piano,Vocals
    3) Small Group
    4)It reminds me of people performing in stage in a restaurant...
    5a)Sure
    5b)Because the vocals are blending with the instrument...

    Katrina.C 7-72

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  6. 1.The Thrill Is Gone by B.B King
    2.Electric guitar, trumpet, violin, drums, piano and vocals
    3.Small group
    4.It reminds me of bands playing at a restuarant or bar.
    5a.Yup!
    5b.I like the how the instruments ties together.

    Kamille Ramirez 7-08

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  7. 1) The Thrill Is Gone by B.B King
    2) Guitars, drums, piano, and vocals
    3) Small group
    4) It reminds me of those people singing at The Forks and it also reminds me of one of the songs from Guitar Hero.
    5a) Yeah, sure!
    5b) I like it because I like how the instruments blends in together, I also like how he puts in the guitar picking and such.

    Trisha De Castro 708 :)

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  8. 1.The Thrill Is Gone by B.B King
    2.guitar drums vocals violin
    3.small group
    4.it reminds me of a car ride and a person having a memory
    5a. yes
    5b. the sound of the instruments go well with the vocals and the instruments sound good together

    Jalen Millan 7-08

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  9. 1. The Thrill Is Gone By B.B King
    2. Guitar, Drums, Vocals
    3. Small Group
    4. It reminds of people that perform on stage
    5a. Yes
    5b. I like how the instruments go well together

    Rose May Ilagan 7-18

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  10. 1. The Thrill is Gone By B.B. King
    2. Guitar, piano, drums, vocals,
    3 I say this sounds like a small group
    4. This song reminds me of modern blues because of its techno like sound. It also reminds me of rock music because of its tune.
    5a. Yes I like this song
    5b. I like this song because it reminds me of my dads era in music. I also like this song because of B.B. kings vocals.

    Josh Joseph 7-09

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  11. 1.The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King
    2. Drums, guitar, piano,vocals, violin
    3. This song is played by a small group
    4.This song reminds me of those musicians that plays in 5-star restaurants.
    5a. No I don't like this song.
    5b I don't like this song because it has a slow moving feel to it although I like the way it fades out in the end.


    Heather Joy Jimenez 709

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  12. 1. The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King
    2.Electric guitar, drums, bass, vocals, piano, violin
    3. Small group
    4. The old electric guitars
    5a. Not really
    5b. The electric guitar didn't sound really good with the vocals

    Rona Buenaventura 7-72

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  13. 1. The Thrill is Gone by B.B King
    2. Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Piano, Violin
    3. Large Group
    4. It reminds me of space because you feel like you are just floating in the air while you listen to the song.
    5a) Yes
    5b) The electric guitar sounds very relaxing and the whole song is really relaxing too.

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  14. 1.The Thrill is Gone By B.B. King
    2.Guitar, piano, drums, vocals,
    3.Small group
    4.This song reminds me of the olden days when men go on the stage and perform, or they're drunk and they're heart broken.
    5A.No
    5B.I dont like this song because it's sounds so sad and mean. I dont like songs that sound sad and this song isnt that catchy. I like songs that make me want to dance and that are catchy. Also it doesnt make me feel the beat.

    Allison Concepcion
    7-09

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  15. 1. The Thrill is gone by b.b. King!
    2. vocal, guitar drum,
    3. small group
    4.this song reminds me of Adele singing in the bar all upset.
    5a. yes
    5b. this song has a great beat into it, it might be sad and depressing but it grows on you.


    Jhon Carlo Alimario
    7-72

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  16. 1] The thrill is gone By B.B King
    2] Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Bass, Violin
    3] Small
    4]The instruments remind me of that one time in the 5th grade when i went to the symphony.
    5a] Yes
    5b] Because of all the instruments that sound amazing together and the vocals are great. The meaning of the song is sorta awkward though cuase kids my age can't 100% relate to " The thrill is gone" Its seems more like the feeling you get when your tired of your marriage or whatever. lol


    - Hilda Askar 7-18

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  17. 1) The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King
    2)Bass, Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Violin, Drums.
    3)Large Group
    4)I imagine a group of people walking in slow motion to this song. The violin also reminded me of a person who's hurt and they're trying to stand up for their selves.
    5a) Yes, I liked this song.
    5b)I liked this song because the song had different styles and they combined it together to make it sound unique and different. The drums, piano and bass made it sound mysterious. The violin made it sound inspiring while the vocals made it sound heartbroken.

    ~Joanna Babadilla 709

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  18. 1. The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King
    2. Bass and Electric Guitar, Violin, Drums and Vocals.
    3. Small Group.
    4. It reminds of those classical bands playing in a nice restaurant.
    5a) No.
    5b) i don't like this song because it sounds so sad and the musician which is B.B. King,sounds like he had been heartbroken.

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  19. 1) The Thrill is Gone by B.B King.
    2) Drums, Violin, Vocals, Electric Guitar, and Bass.
    3) I think it's a large group.
    4) This song reminds me of the type of music they would play at an old cafe or the type of music they would put in the background of a heartbroken/mysterious scene.
    5)No, I don't like this song.
    5b)I didn't like this song because I'm more into songs with sort of a faster beat. This song didn't really make me want to dance and it kind of put me into a sad/calm mood. Although I have to admit, I liked the beginning instrumental part of this song (0:00-0:34).

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  20. 1) The Thrill is Gone by B.B King.
    2) I can hear vocals, drums, piano, violins, guitar, bass, and electric guitar.
    3) I think it is a large group.
    4) This song reminds me of someone maybe walking alone on a street. He is thinking about maybe a girl-friend that he has left. The emotion in this song is kind of dark and gloomy. Maybe he is feeling betrayed. She could of left him. Also this song reminds me of
    5A) Yes, I did like this song.
    5B)I liked the rythme. It was solem but it had a good beat. I also liked how B.B King incorporated the piano and the other instruments.
    Sarah Freund
    7-08

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  21. 1. the thrill is gone:B.B king
    2. guitar, piano, drums and vocals
    3.large group
    4. reminds me of romantic dinner
    5a. yes I like it
    5b. I like the singers voice and his guitar is fantastic
    Nicolas p. 709

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  22. 1. The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King
    2. Bass and Electric Guitar, Violin, Drums and Vocals.
    3. Small Group.
    4. reminds me more of a secretive plan gone bad...
    5a. yes
    5b. i like the tone of his voice.
    Miguel Valera 7-08

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  23. 1. Name the artist and the song name.
    The Thrill is Gone - B.B King

    2. List the instruments you hear.
    Piano, Violin, Drums, Vocals, & Guitar.

    3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
    Small Group.

    4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
    It sounds like one of those songs that you'd hear in those jazz band festivals.

    5a) Do you like this song?
    Yes.

    5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?
    Because this song has a very nice tune and a really steady beat.

    -Jenny Tran 7-08

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  24. 1.the trill is gone by B.B King
    2.bass, percussion, guitar, vocals, piano, violin
    3.small group
    4.this song reminds me of my dad because he is really into music, and it also reminds me of jimi hendrix
    5a)yes
    5b)because i have listened to this kind of music when i was a little kid and it sounds really good

    Denzel 7-09

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  25. 1)The Thrill is Gone-B.B. King.
    2)Vocals,Drims,Piano,Electric Guitar
    3)Small Group
    4)It reminds me of street perfomances
    5a)Yes
    5b) Because his music is very entertaining and his vocals sounded really well.

    -Marc Manlulu 7-08

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  26. 1. Name the artist and the song name.
    B.B. King- "The Thrill Is Gone"
    2. List the instruments you hear.
    Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Piano (it's more of an electric piano sound.. I don't even know how to explain it. :b)
    3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
    Small group
    4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
    It reminds me of Hair Spray.. It kind of reminds me of Zac Effron in his fancy duds.. Or those old groups that played on TV and they played behind those cubes while the main singer was up in the front.. (You're probably thinking i'm loco because you don't know what i'm talking about hahaha)
    5a) Do you like this song?
    Yes
    5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?
    I liked the intro and the fact that this whole song wasn't all forte (does that make sense?) It felt all mellow and 'chill'. Like people in suits and ties and they wear sunglasses at night.

    Nicole Valencia 7-72 :D

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  27. 1.The Thrill is Gone B.B. King.
    2.Drums, guitar, bass, vocals, organ, standup bass.
    3.Small group.
    4.Someone walking in the rain.
    5a.Yes.
    5b.It has a nice calm rhythm.

    Benjamin Tuesday 7-08

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  28. 1. The Thrill is Gone B.B. King
    2. Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Drums, and a Saxaphone (Once Idk)
    3. Small group
    4. When vocals wern't playing it reminded me of "weird al yankovic amish paradise " I have no reason why....
    5a. Yes
    5b. Because it reminds me of, for some random reason, Amish Paradise by Werid Al .3.

    JERDEN Desjarlais 7-72

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  29. 1)B.B King- The Thrill is Gone
    2)Bass, Vocals,Saxophone,Drums,Violin,and a Piano
    3)Small Group
    4)It reminded me of one of those jazz clubs late at night were people go to listen to jazz music.
    5a)Yes
    5b)I liked this song because it is like calming music that you can sit down and listen to.
    Seemeen Mohamed 7-72

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  30. 1. The Thrill is Gone by B.B King
    2. Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Piano, Violin
    3. It's a Large Group
    4. It reminds me of those movies where someone sits on their front porch holding a cup of tea, while it's pouring rain.
    5a) Yes
    5b) I like this song because it's very calming and relaxing. It's a good song to listen to when it's pouring rain, and you have nothing to do.

    Corinne Guico
    7-18

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  31. 1. The Thrill is Gone by B.B King.
    2. Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano.
    3. Small Group.
    4. It reminds me of other blues songs.
    5a. Yeah.
    5b. Because it sounds dramatic, up beat, and the vocals sound cool.
    Kris Gail Ruiz 7-08

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  32. 1) "The Thrill is Gone" By B.B King
    2) Vocals, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass
    3) Small group
    4) It reminds me of something my piano teacher would play on the piano.
    5a) Yup
    5b) Because the beat is great, and unique in someways.

    Nassia Balaktsis 7-08

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  33. 1) The song is called The Thrill is Gone by B.B King.
    2)bass, guitar, vocals, and drums.
    3) A small group
    4)Oh my god, it really reminds me of a girl standing in the rain holding her umbrella then turned around dramatically and said "Where is he?". I love that.
    5a) YEAH!
    5b) as what I said on #4, the song really suits the girl waiting for a guy in a rainy day. Hahahaha...
    Mika Tugade 7-72

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  34. 1 the thrill is gone by b.b king
    2 guitar, bass, voice, drums violin
    3 small group
    4 it reminds me of me getting ditched by someone XD
    5a a little
    5b i like whats the song is about but how he sings it bores me
    Melcolm Daligdig 7-18

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  35. 1.The Trill is Gone by B.B. King.
    2.Guitar,Drums,Vocal,Bass,Violin.
    3.Small group.
    4.It reminds me a sad love song.
    5a.Yes.
    5b.It was like Blues and Classical music were mixed into this song.
    Sophia Antioquia 7-09

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  36. thrill is gone bb king
    guitar drums vocals bass
    small group
    reminds me of a sad day
    yes
    it was like a goodbye song to every musician
    pausing 709

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