SW8 Grace - Revision Work

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Set Work 8: `Grace' by Jeff Buckley
Understand the background to rock and pop in the 1990s.
To know key information about `Grace' as well as Jeff Buckley.
To be able to analyse `Grace', looking at detailed aural analysis.
Make notes on `Rock and Pop in the early 1990s', `The Industry' and `Role of a Producer'.
Create a brief factfile/timeline highlighting the key events of Jeff Buckley's life.
Give details about `Grace' in just three bullet points.
Note the structure of `Grace'.
Name and define four technological features seen in this set work.
What are the i) keys ii) time signatures iii) tempo markings iv) overall dynamics and v)
instrumental techniques used in the piece?
Please finish the work by the end of Tuesday 19th April 2011.

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Grace' by Jeff Buckley
Rock and Pop Music in the early 1990s
At this stage, there were still many of the giants of the music industry releasing albums
including U2, Metallica and Pink Floyd.
The hip-hop scene was diverging from the more sanitised music artists to heavily censored
ones. With rap music becoming harder and more political, many albums were labelled as
censored.…read more

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At the age of 19, he started to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
By 1990 he decided to head to New York.
In New York, Jeff played in punk and reggae bands, but was also exposed to a Pakistani devotional
music known as `Qawwali', which he loved, and so this influenced his music.
In 1991 when he played at a tribute to his father, people started to recognise and appreciate his
Lucas, the guitarist, wrote music around guitar textures based on Soundscapes.…read more

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Tempo Markings: 64 crotchet bbp, quite slow ­ moderato
iv) Dynamics: Get Louder ­ Mid 8 loudest, final section (section 4) is loudest due to texture.…read more


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