Jeff Buckley - Grace

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  • Jeff Buckley - Grace
    • 1994
    • Melody
      • Melisma - 'love'
      • Vocal improvisation
      • Falsetto (middle 8)
      • Vocalisation (mid 8 & outro)
      • wide range
      • Most phrases falling - melancholy
      • Portamento/ glissando
    • Time signature
      • 12/8 compund
    • Structure
      • Intro AB    Pre-chorus 1 Chorus      Link AB  Verse 2    Pre-chorus 2 Chorus       Mid 8 A/B  Link A/B Verse 3   Outro
    • Tempo
      • 64 bmp = dotted crotchet
    • Texture
      • Intro - monophonic
      • Builds up
      • Thicker (overdubbing) on guitar and voice
      • Strings not as prominent - drop out
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Cross rhythms
      • Snare drum accents backbeats
    • Resources
      • Guitar
        • Electic
        • Acoustic
      • Drums
      • Bass guitar
      • Vocals
        • Lead
        • Backing
      • Synth
        • Strings
    • Technology
      • EQ 'telephone' effect (mid 8)
      • Overdubbing
      • Distortion and flanging
      • Modulation
    • Word painting
      • 'cries' - falling
      • 'slow' - long note
      • 'pain' and 'leave' - higher register, sound fraught
      • 'drown my name' - thick texture
    • Rock ballad
      • Story
        • love
        • slow tempo
    • Tonality & Harmony
      • Tonal ambiguity
      • E Minor         D Major
      • Chromatic chords
        • F, Em, Eb, F#, D, G
      • Parallel motion - down
      • Dissonant
        • Drop D tuning (power chords)

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