Skye Waulking Song (Basic Analysis)

A useful table full of general information on Capercaillie's Skye Waulking Song.

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(M= melody A= Accompaniment D= Dynamics T= Texture S= Structure H= Harmony                    I= Instruments R= Rhythm T= Tonality S= Speed)

Useful for anyone doing the GCSE Edexcel Music course... enjoy! :)

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  • Created on: 06-05-12 17:47

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Skye Waulking Song



Melody Based on pentatonic scale. Instruments play in their mid-range.
G major (or E minor) pentatonic scale
G major pentatonic scale: G A B D E
E minor pentatonic scale: E G A B D
Accompaniment

Section Chords
Intro, verse 1, break, verse 2…

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Skye Waulking Song

Fiddle
Bouzouki
Bodhran
Acoustic Guitar
Piano

Rhythm Polyrhythms
Syncopation
Cross-rhythms
Tonality Only 4 chords in the song.
Piece begins with a hint of E minor but also goes to G major
Speed 12/8 (compound quadruple metre)

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Composed by Capercaille in 2000 from…

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Samuel Richardson

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A really well presented table of notes on all aspects of 'Skye Waulking'. 

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