Grace - Jeff Buckley - Revision

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  • Created by: Lottie97
  • Created on: 31-03-13 18:38
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  • Grace  - Jeff Buckley
    • Structure
      • Verse - Chorus
      • Some riffs in the guitar at the beginning
    • Metre and Rhythm
      • 12/8 Compound quadruple time
      • Drums keep the pulse
      • Bass is often syncopated
      • Vocal rhythms are more static in the bridge
      • Back of the bow used for word painting - clicking of time
      • Syncopation in the voice
      • Cross - rhythms used
    • Harmony
      • Harmonies from multi-tracking - several voices put together on one track from different recordings
      • EQ used so that the voice sounds muffled
      • Harmony is chromatic
    • Tonality
      • E minor but ambiguous
      • Starts on F minor chord
      • Better to say that it is modal based on E minor
    • Word setting
      • Ironic - voice goes up on 'fading voice'
      • Word painting - drown my name - louder
      • Vocalization in the bridge
    • Co-writer - Gary Lucas, also plays the guitar
    • Instrumentation
      • Drop -D - tuning on the guitar to get one extra note
      • 2 guitars, voice, bass guitar, drums
      • Voice - tenor but has wide tessitura extending 2 octaves and he uses his falsetto register
      • Slides and delay in the guitar part in verse 2 and whispers in the intro and later on
      • Flanged effect on the guitar at the end for a sweeping sound
      • Some pizzicato strings in the pre-chorus 2
    • Rock Ballad
  • Harmonies from multi-tracking - several voices put together on one track from different recordings

Comments

Zoeee

THANK YOU <3 this is now on my wall :)

Samuel Richardson

A really nice overview of the song 'Grace' by Jeff Buckley with points covering the main categories. Worth printing off and putting on your wall.

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