Maria

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  • Maria
    • Harmony & Tonality
      • Starts off in B major
      • Modulation to Eb minor in bar 9
      • Tritones used in bars 10 & 11, 15 & 16
      • Lydian mode is used in bars 10 & 11 (raised 4th - A natural)
      • Music contradicts words - minor key
    • Melody
      • Strings double the melody an octave higher
      • Mainly conjunct
      • Bar 34 - Tony sings a counter melody - Strings play main melody
      • Bar 36 - melody hits a B flat which is the climax of the piece - highest note, long and sustained
      • Augmented melody from intro
    • Rhythm
      • Rubato tempo - Pulled around a bit
      • Changes rhythms on the word Maria
    • Dynamics
      • Word painting 'Say it loud' - loud dynamics, 'Say it soft' - quiet dynamics

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