Grace

A VERY detailed analysis of Grace by Jeff Buckley covering all areas you will need to learn for the exam and more!

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  • Grace
    • Context
      • 1994
      • Jeff Buckley
      • Rock Ballad
      • Song is about moving to be with someone he loves
      • Co-written with Gary Lucas
    • Texture
      • Texture thickens throughout the piece, especially in the coda
    • Structure
      • Intro - Verse 1 - Pre Chorus - Chorus - Link - Verse 2 - Pre Chorus - Chorus - Middle 8 - Link - Verse 3 - Outro
    • Intrumentation
      • Drop - D Tuning
      • Flanged  effect on the guitar
      • Slides and Delay in the guitar
      • Vocals - Tenor, but uses fasettol
      • 2 Guitars, Vocals, Bass and Drums
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • 12/8
      • Bass is syncopated
      • Cross Rhythms
      • Vocals are syncopated  however become static in the bridge
    • Melody
      • Vocal part goes through 2 octaves
      • Improvised
    • Word Setting
      • Vocalization in the bridge
      • Word Painting
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Chromatic Harmony
      • Harmonies from multi-tracking
      • Em Modal, but 1st chord is Fm

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