AOS 4 MUSIC FUSION

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  • FUSIONS- Release
    • Context
      • Afro-Celt Sound System
        • AFRO
          • Kora (type of harp)
          • Djembe (goblet shaped drum)
          • Talking drum (mimics the tone patterns of speech)
        • CELT
          • Low whistle
          • Accordian
          • Bodhrán (hand held drum)
          • Fiddle
          • Hurdy-Gurdy (mechanical violin)
          • Uilleann pipes (irish bagpipes)
      • Sound System
        • Male and female vocals
        • Synthesiser and samples
        • Electric piano, drum machine
        • Shaker and tambourine
        • Various digital effects
    • Tempo, Metre and Rhythm
      • Opening section- Free time
      • Moderatley fast tempo- 4/4
      • Slightly SWUNG rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Some instrumental solos and loops
        • Rapid short notes
      • TRIPLETS in the low whistle solo and the fiddle loops
      • Repeating loops create the effect of OSTIANATOSor RIFFS
      • Figure 4  above final rest in loops 13, 17, 24, 26 and 28- shows rest lasts 4 bars
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • Modal
        • Without B natural (leading note of C minor)
          • Anchored to C by drones
          • Repeating patterns based on a chord of C minor
      • Mainly diatonic
      • Slow harmonic pace
        • Static harmony
    • Texture
      • Mainly homophonic
      • Accompan-iment featuring a LAYERED texture
    • Structure
      • 3 verses
        • Intro
          • Solos (instrumental loops)
            • Outro
      • Mainly 8- bar phrases
      • Intro
        • Verse 1
          • Verse 2
            • Solos
              • Verse 3
                • Build
                  • Outro
                    • Female vocals
                    • Fade out, electric piano loops
                  • Long cresendo
                  • Thickening texture
                  • Isolated background notes, (G falling to C)
                • Female vocals, previous solos continue
              • Uillean pipes - Whistle (8ve higher)
              • Hurdy- gurdy - Synth pad - talking drums - Bodhrán
            • Double stopping
            • Male vocals SIMILAR to verse 1- RISES HIGHER IN PITCH
          • Female vocals
        • Synth drone - panned left and right
        • Talking drum
    • Melody
      • Mainly modal (Aeolian mode on C)
      • VERSE 1
        • 5 pitches of PENTATONICMINOR
          • C - E flat - F  - G - B flat
      • REPETITIVE (similar 2 bar phrases, falling from G to C)
      • Introductory vocal solo (falling melody)
      • Male voice - rises to a top C (a 10th, then a 13th)
      • Syllabic
      • Female vocal  - narrow range (6th) and a low tessitura
      • Sampled
      • Reverberation

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