#1
hey, my english 3 class just finished reading The Crucible, and we're doing a mock-trail. Since there are only 2 people in my group, including me. We've been allowed to do a song. My friend can't sing so he's going to rap a poem

I'll be putting guitar to it and I have the song

but we're going to have trouble with the poem
it has to tell a story- but sort of a conversation- almost like "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"- about the trial

it will be about tituba and john proctor defending themselves and accusing eachother


does anyone have any ideas on how i can start this or anything?
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#2
arthur miller was awesome...just wanted to throw that out there...i really don't remember the book enough to help you out much tho
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#4
play a chord after u say a sentence like

it was the night of august 24th *E MAJOR*

it was cold and wet outside *another chord*

then after ur done with that have a pause and go into a fast seciton.

kind of like hearts "crazy on you", theres that acoustic intro, then one chord rings out, then its silent, then the main theme.

or u could do it kinda like tenacious d's tribute
#5
i have to read that later this year, hope i dont have to get a project like that though
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#7
you should study the book because its one of those groundbreaking novels paralleling contemporary life (McCarthyism at the time) and not belittle it with a surface layer tribute.
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#9
I know a lot about it, what it was to really represent, and how imporant it is to modern literature and all that yada yada. But I have to say, when we read for class, I fucking hated the book, its just extremely sad to see people act like that and call one another out (and the movie was a total drag too).

Thats pretty cool you get to essentially write a song for it though. As for making a guitar sound good with a poetry like reading, just practice it along with him until you get a good feel of how fast he is going, and just play some cliche type key chords.
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play a chord after u say a sentence like

it was the night of august 24th *E MAJOR*

it was cold and wet outside *another chord*

then after ur done with that have a pause and go into a fast seciton.

kind of like hearts "crazy on you", theres that acoustic intro, then one chord rings out, then its silent, then the main theme.

or u could do it kinda like tenacious d's tribute


i was thinking of doing Tenacious D-esque stuff

well we were just going to kind of say a poem but with rythym haha

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its pretty cool
what chords are you using?

well we have to write about the trial- its going to be harder than it sounds
b/c i can't write unless i am feeling the subject of the poem haha

i have don't remember the name of the chords but they were

E
B 4 5 9 7
G 4 6 9 8
D 4 6 9 9
A 2 4 7 9
E

but i really need help with the rest of the chords b/c i dont know what to go with it...its really henrdixy and I could've lied-esque by RHCP
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It's not just powerchords or anything, it just weird ones too much to write down. www.purevolume.com/seeyousoon We made a country version too that up on our purevolume with a mandolin and acoustic, its easier to understand the lyrics. This one was a joke btw.


ill check it out
do you have any advice for the chords i wrote?
if im correct the alst chord and first are the same..Bs...but they sound dfferent. maybe the last one is a C
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#14
why not try Witch Hunt by Rush.

The night is black, without a moon.
The air is thick and still.
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torchlit hill.

Features distorted in the flickering light,
Faces are twisted and grotesque.
Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
The mob moves like demons possesed.
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
Confident their ways are best.

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will.
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill.

They say there are strangers who threaten us,
Our immigrants and infidels.
They say there is strangeness to danger us
In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves.

Quick to judge,
Quick to anger,
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand.

unless you have to do something that specifically pertains to Proctor and Tituba
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why not try Witch Hunt by Rush.

The night is black, without a moon.
The air is thick and still.
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torchlit hill.

Features distorted in the flickering light,
Faces are twisted and grotesque.
Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
The mob moves like demons possesed.
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
Confident their ways are best.

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will.
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill.

They say there are strangers who threaten us,
Our immigrants and infidels.
They say there is strangeness to danger us
In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves.

Quick to judge,
Quick to anger,
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand.

unless you have to do something that specifically pertains to Proctor and Tituba



we do- well we have to pick 2 people and those were the easist

we have to write a song about the trial
since we dont have enough member to act it out..so it'll be a poem

i can't really do anything thats already made up either- thats plagairism

we have to turn a play into a poem pretty much- get the dialogue across
And we will weave in and out of sanity unnoticed
Swirling in blissfully restless visions of all our bleary progress
Glowing in radiant madness
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we do- well we have to pick 2 people and those were the easist

we have to write a song about the trial
since we dont have enough member to act it out..so it'll be a poem

i can't really do anything thats already made up either- thats plagairism

we have to turn a play into a poem pretty much- get the dialogue across


ah ok, sorry i can't be of much help, i don't remember much from it.

good luck though
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#17
i was surprised when i read you need to have a rap song for the crucible... it's a very twisted story i like it tho..

but RAP? my gosh, you need a miracle!

well lesse..

... sigh i don't really know..
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ok?
no disrespect but wheres the fun in that?
I'd rather sing a song and play guitar infront of the class
And we will weave in and out of sanity unnoticed
Swirling in blissfully restless visions of all our bleary progress
Glowing in radiant madness