Oasis - 'Don't look back in anger'

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  • 'Don't look back in anger'
    • General Information
      • Brit-Pop
        • Equal 4 bar phrases
        • Traditional guitar-led pop line up
        • 'British sound'
        • Root and 1st inversion chords
        • Music based on the 60's & 70's (Beatles and Kinks)
    • Structure
      • Verse-Chorus with Intro, Outro & Link
    • Texture
      • Melody dominated homophony
      • Melody = Vocal Line
      • Accompany = Piano & Guitar chords + simple bass
      • Variety provided by occasional guitar licks
    • Performing Forces
      • Vocal Style
        • Vocals double tracked for a fuller sound
        • High tessitura
        • Mainly syllabic with some melismas at the end of phases
      • Bass = Low tessitura - Plays mainly on bottom two strings
      • Traditional pop line up & piano + tambourine
      • Lead guitar = light distortion & occasional pitch bend
      • Drums = occasional fills
      • Strings = melatron
    • Tonality
      • Cmajor - No modulations
      • Some substitution chords = Fmin7 & G#dim in pre-chorus
      • Mainly pentatonic GACDE
      • Verse &Chorus = mainly diatonic - except G# in E major chord
    • Melody
      • Melodic repetition in Outro
      • Chorus = Hexatonic - adds C
      • Verse = Pentatonic
      • Occasional  blue notes
      • Octave leap at chorus - remainder conjunct and stepwise
    • Rhythm & Metre
      • Bass drum - beat 1&3
      • 4/4
      • Snare - beat 2&4 (backbeat)
      • Distinctive continuous quaver rhythm in the piano intro - based on John Lennon's Imagine
      • From verse = Drum 8 beat rhythm
      • Syncopation in vocal line
  • Harmony
    • Intro = Alternates between Tonic & Subdominant
      • Slow harmonic rhythm
    • 'Don't look back in anger'
      • General Information
        • Brit-Pop
          • Equal 4 bar phrases
          • Traditional guitar-led pop line up
          • 'British sound'
          • Root and 1st inversion chords
          • Music based on the 60's & 70's (Beatles and Kinks)
      • Structure
        • Verse-Chorus with Intro, Outro & Link
      • Texture
        • Melody dominated homophony
        • Melody = Vocal Line
        • Accompany = Piano & Guitar chords + simple bass
        • Variety provided by occasional guitar licks
      • Performing Forces
        • Vocal Style
          • Vocals double tracked for a fuller sound
          • High tessitura
          • Mainly syllabic with some melismas at the end of phases
        • Bass = Low tessitura - Plays mainly on bottom two strings
        • Traditional pop line up & piano + tambourine
        • Lead guitar = light distortion & occasional pitch bend
        • Drums = occasional fills
        • Strings = melatron
      • Tonality
        • Cmajor - No modulations
        • Some substitution chords = Fmin7 & G#dim in pre-chorus
        • Mainly pentatonic GACDE
        • Verse &Chorus = mainly diatonic - except G# in E major chord
      • Melody
        • Melodic repetition in Outro
        • Chorus = Hexatonic - adds C
        • Verse = Pentatonic
        • Occasional  blue notes
        • Octave leap at chorus - remainder conjunct and stepwise
      • Rhythm & Metre
        • Bass drum - beat 1&3
        • 4/4
        • Snare - beat 2&4 (backbeat)
        • Distinctive continuous quaver rhythm in the piano intro - based on John Lennon's Imagine
        • From verse = Drum 8 beat rhythm
        • Syncopation in vocal line
    • Simple root position chords
    • Ends simple tonic chord
    • Harmonic rhythm = speeds up to 1 chord per beat in the chorus

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