AOS3 Grace - Jeff Buckley - 1994

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  • Created on: 14-05-13 19:33

Metre, Rhythm and Tempo

Metre

12/8 compound quadruple

Rhythm

  • Semiquavers throughout guitar intro
  • Syncopation and cross rhythms in bass
  • Syncopation in vocal part

Tempo

64 dotted crotchet bmp - fairly moderate.

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Dynamics, Accompaniment/Instrumentation and Textur

Dynamics

  • Voice covers full vocal range from whisper to shout
  • Loud unison E minor chord at end of first part of intro

Accompaniment/Instrumentation

  • Electric guitars, acoustic guitars (provide rhythmic drive), synthesiser, strings (pizzicato 2nd verse) and drum kit.
  • Printed in tab
  • Drop D tuning

Texture

  • Mainly homophonic
  • First half of intro is very thin
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Harmony and Tonality, Melody

Harmony and Tonality

  • E minor although is ambiguous
  • Intro B in D major, intro A in F and G minor chords
  • Chromatic chords moving in parallel motion
  • Some dissonant harmonies

Melody

  • Wide vocal range - up to falsetto
  • Falling melodic phrases indicate sighing
  • Mix of step wise movement and leaps     
  • Mainly syllabic, some melismas
  • I,V - power chords on guitar
  • Melody of first verse/chorus repeated in second verse/chorus
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Form/Structure and Use of Technology

Form/Structure

  • Verse - chorus form with links
  • 2 part intro
  • Intro A - Intro B - Verse 1 - Pre-chorus 1 - Chorus - link (intro) - Repeated - Middle 8 - Link - Verse 3 - Outro  

Use of technology

  • Modulation on synth (intro and 2nd verse) at start of song
  • Distortion and flanging on guitars
  • Overdubbing (on rhythm guiter - double tracked)
  • EQ in final verse (lower frequencies removed)
  • Delay on vocal
  • Some reverb
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