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3rd Movement (fast) from Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich

Instrumentation:
The piece is made up of seven pre-recorded guitars, two bass guitars and a live
guitar which is performed along with the recorded parts.
Structure:
Electric counterpoint is made up of two sections, section A and B, and each
section has…

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E chord which further adds to the tonal ambiguity. There are no cadences
throughout the whole piece, which further adds to the tonal ambiguity.
Harmony:
Reich deliberately avoids any traditional harmonic tendencies and even though
there are conflicts in the harmony you don't notice them because the piece is
so…

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