Jeff Buckley- Grace

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  • Grace
    • Tempo
      • Quite moderate and constant
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Cross rhythms
    • Dynamics
      • Accompaniment  is quiet so as to not overpower the singer
    • Context
      • Folk rock was made popular in 1950s
      • Released in 1994
    • Metre
      • 12/8
    • Structure
      • Intro Verse Chorus
      • Intro Verse Chorus
      • Bridge Intro Verse Coda
    • Melody
      • Very improvised vocals
      • Very wide vocal range
      • Portamentos
      • Mostly syllabic apart from some very long melismas
      • Falsetto
    • Instrumentation and Music Tech
      • Drop D tuned Guitars
      • Bass guitar
      • Synthesizer
      • Drum kit
      • Equalizer
      • Overdubbing
      • distortion and flanging
    • Texture
      • Drums and guitars accompany Buckley
      • Synthesizer and strings drop in and out to thicken texture
      • Very thick texture in coda
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • E minor
      • Tonal ambiguity at the start
      • Dissonant harmonies
      • Chromatic chord progressions

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