Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie

This mindmap contains details on structure, tempo, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation, tonality as well as melody and harmonies for the song "Skye Waulking Song" by Capercaille of the album Nadurra for edexcels area of study 4.

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  • Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie
    • Structure
      • The structure in Capercaille is strophic.
      • It has 8 verses but has an introduction and ends with an outro
    • Texture
      • The texture varies; generally it is a medium thickness.
      • A more delicate and thin texture is created in the introduction and verses 1-3 by the polyphonic writing of the instrumental parts.
    • Instrumentation
      • Drum Kit
      • Keyboard
      • Main voice with higher and lower vocal parts
      • Electric Bass Guitar
      • Bouzouki
        • The timbres are a main feature. They are unusual due to the unfamiliar sounds and combinations of the instruments
      • Fiddle
      • Accordion
      • Uilleann Pipes
    • Tonality
      • The tonality is in E minor. The main female part goes as low as bottom E which is lower than middle C and then up to G above middle C
    • Rhythm/Tempo
      • The rhythm begins in multiple metres of 6/4 against 12/8.
        • By verse 4, the rhythm settles to a compound quadruple time of 12/8
      • The tempo is moderate
    • General Notes
      • Area of Study 4
      • Released on the album 'Nadurra' in 2000.
      • GENRE: Folk Rock
      • The dynamics are terraced overall
        • Even though its terraced, there is some natural additional shaping of the tune.
        • Generally, higher pitched phrases are sung louder than the very low pitched phrases.
    • Key Musical Features
      • The unusual timbres and instrumentation blends, particularly the uilleann pipes and the fiddle, the bouzouki and to a lesser extent the accordion
  • General Notes
    • Area of Study 4
    • Released on the album 'Nadurra' in 2000.
    • GENRE: Folk Rock
    • The dynamics are terraced overall
      • Even though its terraced, there is some natural additional shaping of the tune.
      • Generally, higher pitched phrases are sung louder than the very low pitched phrases.
  • Main voice with higher and lower vocal parts

Comments

jimmy

I love this is makes my hair tingle :)**

Dexter Williams

Me too, i just love gaelic music it makes me tingle ****

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