Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie - Revision

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  • Created by: Lottie97
  • Created on: 29-03-13 12:44
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  • Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie
    • Fusion  - Folk/Rock
    • Learnt from Oral Tradition
    • Waulking is a process of making Tweed weather tight by stepping on it in Urine.
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • Based on 4 chords - G, C, Am9, Em.
      • Tonality at the beginning is ambiguous.
      • Looks like E minor.
      • Cluster chord at the beginning on E minor, G major later.
      • Diatonic harmonies
    • Melody
      • Pentatonic / Hexatonic
      • Soloist sings an octave lower than written.
      • Backing vocals
      • Simple and repetitive melody
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • Cross - rhythms between hi-hat and the other instruments
      • Time signature is 12/8, but doesn't feel like it.
    • Structure
      • Overall structure is intro, verse 1,2, outro so therefore it is strophic.
      • Every other line is a chorus of nonsense words.
    • Word Setting
      • Repetitive
      • Nonsense syllables (vocables) are the same tune
    • Instrumentation
      • Traditional - Flute, Fiddle, Uillean Pipes, Bouzouki
      • Modern - Drum Kit, Bass, Synthesiser, Wurlitzer Piano
        • Traditional - Flute, Fiddle, Uillean Pipes, Bouzouki
  • Learnt from Oral Tradition

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