electric counterpoint

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  • Created by: niamh123
  • Created on: 03-01-15 14:31
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  • electric counterpoint
    • forces/instruments
      • 2 bass guitars
      • 7 pre recorded guitars
      • Piece is started by guitar 1
      • Live guitar
      • In bar 64 all guitars are playing
    • Structure
      • Coda: Live guitar has metre changes and key changes
      • Section B: Many metre and key changes
        • 3/2 and 12/8
        • C and E mior
      • Section A: E minor with no metre change
    • Melody/Word setting
      • four part canonic
      • Resultant melody in live guitar part
      • Melody is made up of repeated motifs/cells
      • Metamorphosis is achieved through note addition
    • Rhythm/ metre/tempo
      • B section poly metre between live guitars and other guitars
      • Section B 3/2 and 12/8 (changes every 4 bars)
      • Very fast tempo minim:192
      • Section A: 3.2
      • Rhythmic counterpoint bar 66
      • Cross rhythms created between live guitar and other parts
    • Background
    • Harmony/ tonality
      • Section A: E minor and coda and section B switch between both
      • Diatonic throughout
      • First bar is ambiguous but hints at E minor
      • Live guitar three chord pattern is c major , B minor, E minor (bar 36)
    • Texture
      • Texture builds up in layers
      • Bar 1 monophionic
      • Texture thins out at the end of the piece as guitars 5-7 and bass guitars drop out
      • Main texture is contrapuntal (polyphonic)

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