GCSE Music Release by Afro Celt Sound System

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  • Created on: 09-04-19 16:48
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  • Release - Afro Celt Sound System
    • Dynamics
      • volume increases after 1st verse
      • music fades out at end
      • Dynamics increase with layers
    • Rhythm/tempo/metre
      • free time at beginning
      • Steady tempo after beginning BPM=100
      • steady 4/4 from Dance all the way through
      • African Drum rhythms are repeated
        • they are syncopated, swung ostinatos
        • Creates poly-rhythms
    • Technology
      • Drone at begining
        • contains a filter sweep
        • played by synths
          • drum machine eventually joins
      • reverb throughout
    • Structure
      • Strophic Structure
      • intro starts with a long drone and main melody on drum enters
        • first verse is female English vocal music builds
          • links into male Gaelic verse with a flute flourish
            • Ulileann pipes improvise around melody, tin whistel and flute added. male and drums come back
              • female vocal and pipes, then male part sings repetition
                • vocals and harp repeats as music fades
    • Melody
      • lots of improvisation from drums and pipes
      • pentatonic scale used
      • mainly syllabic
        • vocalisation over instruments
      • ornaments used
        • conjunct
    • Instrumentation
      • Celtic:
        • Hurdy gurgy
          • Ullieann pipes
            • fiddle
              • bohdran
                • tin whistel
                  • accordian
      • African
        • Kora
        • talking drum
      • Western
        • synths
        • samples
          • drum machine
    • Texture
      • Constantly changes as music builds
        • mainly homophonic
          • Hetero-phonic in outro
      • layering
    • Harmony
      • Diatonic
        • Some chromaticism
      • repetitive chords
      • C minor
        • Modal

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