Minimalism

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  • Created by: DPEE
  • Created on: 13-11-14 15:00
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  • Minmalism
    • Steve Reich
      • Live guitar- accomp 7 guitar parts + 2 bass guitars
    • Structure
      • 3 Layers
        • Sustained motif, built around 3 chords
        • New syncopated motif intro in bass guitar
        • Syncopated quaver motif intro in live guitar plus 4 guitar parts- one at a time
    • Melody & Texture
      • Melody
        • One bar motif- repeated from an ostinato
        • Motif at diff times makes a canon
        • Note addiiton
        • Guitar plays a melody made from selected individual notes creating a RESULTANT MELODY
      • Texture
        • Contrapuntal texture
    • Rhythm, Metre & Tempo
      • Metre
        • 3/2
        • 3 minim beats per bar
        • Minim split into 4 quavers 12 quavers per bar
        • Polymetre 12/8 to 3/2
      • Rhythm
        • Little rhythmic variety
          • Syncopated
        • Metrical displacement, same motif out of synch
      • Tempo
        • 192 crotchets per min V. fast
    • Harmony & Tonality
      • Tonality
        • Largely in E minor some in C minor
        • Entirely diatonic
      • Harmony
        • Hexatonic scales six notes of G major scale
        • No cadences
        • Final chord is B & E
    • Dynamics
      • Constant always
      • Fades out in no. of places

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