Capercaillie- Skye Waulking Song

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  • Capercaillie- Skye Waulking Song
    • Rhythm
      • Shaker and hi-hat paly every 2 beats giving rhythm- triple feel
      • Vocal lilting rhythm
      • Second and fifth beats are emphasised by accordian in instrumental
    • Melody
      • Melodic line played in folk style instruments improvise around a melody
      • "Waulking" song tradition heard in use of vocables between each line and repetition of each line of verse
    • Tonality & Harmony
      • Vocals sung using E minor, Pentatonic (G major)
      • Simple harmony- four chords
      • Intro- Em, G
      • Verse 4- C, G, Em, G
      • Verse 7- Am7, Em, Em, G
      • Verse 8- C, G, Em, G
      • Outro- G, G
    • Tempo
      • Slow and calm
      • 12/8
    • Form & Structure
      • Intro
        • Verse1
          • Break
            • Verse 2
              • Verse 3
                • Verse 4
                  • Verse 5
                    • Verse 6
                      • Instrumental
                        • Verse 7
                          • Verse 8
                            • Outro
    • Instrumentation
      • Accordian, piano, synth
      • Flutes, whistle, uilleann pipes
      • Vocals
      • Acoustic and electric bass
      • Fiddle
      • Bouzouki, guitar, bodhran, vocals
      • Drums and percussion
    • Texture
      • Heterphonic texture- perform similar melodic line together
      • Accompanied texture
    • Facts about Set work
      • Oral tradition
      • Gaelic dialect
      • Released in 2000
      • Vocables
      • Call and response
      • "My father sent me to the house of sorrow"

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