JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace

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  • JEFF BUCKLEY - Grace
    • Dynamics
      • whisper effect on electric guitar
      • f chord intro
      • starts p
    • Tempo
      • 64bpm dotted minim
    • Tonality
      • key is not clear at the beginning
      • arrives in D major
      • verse and pre-chorus have modal tonality with tonic E
    • Time Signature
      • 12/8
    • Texture
      • contrast
      • thick polyphonic
      • verse - riff out
        • backing vocals and strings enter (pizzicato)
      • harmonies in counterpoint
    • Rhythm
      • acoustic guitar
      • hi-hat
      • emphasis on Toms
      • drum roll leads middle 8
      • solid rock beat rhythm
    • Harmony
      • bass guitar - pedal note on D (intro)
      • complex harmonies in middle 8
        • hummed vocals and long sustained notes
      • pre-chorus uses complex chords
      • harmonies are modal - E tonic note
      • verse - electric guitar power chords
    • Form and Structure
      • intro, verse 1, pre-chorus 1, chorus, link, verse 2, pre-chorus 2, middle 8, link, verse 3, outro
    • Instrumentation
      • main instruments
        • drum kit, bass guitar, 3 electric guitars, acoustic guitar, lead vocal
      • added instruments
        • backing vocals, strings - used for effects or to raise tension by addition to texture
    • Pitch and Melody
      • vocal melody has limited pitch range
      • telephone EQ effect added to vocals in middle 8
      • verse 3 - pitch of melody is higher and high improvisations in outro using melisma and falsetto

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