Grace

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  • Created on: 10-01-15 14:31
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  • Grace-Jeff Buckley
    • Rhythm/ metre/ tempo
      • Tempo:dotted crotchet:64 (slow)
      • Metre:12/8
      • Driving rhythm in intro highlighted by hi-hat
      • Frequent used of appoggiaturas, cross rhythms and syncopation
      • Drum roll leads into middle 8
      • Song has a solid rock beat
    • Texture
      • Thickens as progresses but parts also drop out to allow textural contrast
      • Mainly melody dominated homophonic
      • Polyphonic sections (middle 8)
    • Harmony/ tonality
      • Key: ambigouose but focuses on E minor
      • Introduction focuses on D major
      • dissonant harmonies
      • chromatic chords- parallel motion (F Em E flat)
      • Power chords- unclear tonality
    • melody/word setting
      • word painting- "my fading voice"
      • cross rhythms "clicking of time"
      • mainly descending "wait in the fire"
      • Both syllabic (bar 8) and melismatic (bar 22)
    • Structure
      • Four main sections
        • Middle 8
        • Link
          • Verse 3
            • Outro
        • Intro
          • Verse 1
            • Pre chorus
              • Chorus
        • Link
          • Verse 2
            • Prechorus
              • Chorus
    • forces and instruments
      • Vocals
        • Higher during pre-chorus
        • In middle 8  EQ is added creating telephone effect
        • Vocal slide (bars 12-13)
        • outro- falsetto improvisations
      • Guitar- acoustic and electric
        • Focus on guitar
        • Electric guitar used as backing
      • Drum kit
        • Hi-hat quavers, doubled by acoustic guitar
        • Much use of toms in verse, less in chorus
        • Drum roll into middle 8 and cymbals used in middle 8
    • Technology
      • reverb- echoing effect
      • Intro_clean guitar and electric guitar with reverb and delay
      • outro: flagner added to the electric guityar
      • Distortion, EQ
  • forces and instruments
    • Vocals
      • Higher during pre-chorus
      • In middle 8  EQ is added creating telephone effect
      • Vocal slide (bars 12-13)
      • outro- falsetto improvisations
    • Guitar- acoustic and electric
      • Focus on guitar
      • Electric guitar used as backing
    • Drum kit
      • Hi-hat quavers, doubled by acoustic guitar
      • Much use of toms in verse, less in chorus
      • Drum roll into middle 8 and cymbals used in middle 8

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