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Mind Map for Steve Reich's First Movt from Electric
Counterpoint






Red = comments added after group appraisal and feedback from John Arkell.

Example essay response (considered a 10 mark response by J. Arkell)

Electric Counterpoint has no clear melodic phrase but is constructed of short repetitive
melodic patterns that result…

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The piece builds from a monophonic idea into a complex polyphonic texture which creates
the resultant melody. During the piece Reich gradually adds and subtracts instrumental and
melodic patterns to continually change and vary the texture of the piece.

The structure has an organic development displaying an overall `arch' shape…

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