Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie Mindmap

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  • Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie
  • Instrumentation
    • Skye Waulking Song - Capercaillie
    • Traditional folk instruments
      • Wurlitzer piano
  • Violin emphasized for atmospheric effects
    • Instrumentation
      • Traditional folk instruments
        • Wurlitzer piano
  • Violin uses tremolo for atmospheric effects also
    • Texture
      • Layered/heterophonic texture
    • Monophonic texture to anticipate the end/full band performance
      • Texture
        • Layered/heterophonic texture
    • Structure
      • Intro-Verse1-Break-Verse2-Verse3-Verse4-Verse5-Verse6-Instrumental-Verse7-Verse8-Outro
    • Bouziki, wurlitzer piano & drum kit are in counterpoint with eachother
      • Melody
        • Main melody is vocals
          • Pentatonic
          • Call and response (Gaelic & nonsense syllables)
    • Syncopated vocals/instrumental countermelodies
    • Time signature is established by the high hat
      • Rhythm
        • Syncopated vocals/instrumental countermelodies
        • Tempo
          • 'Jazz waltz'
    • 'Jazz waltz'
    • Others
      • Main chords used are G, Em & C
        • Harmony/Tonality
          • G maj
      • Dynamics
        • This way!
          • Others
            • Harmony/Tonality
              • G maj
        • Tremolo in violin
          • Dynamics
            • This way!

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