Desmond Decker and the Aces - You can get it if you really want

Vocal set works 2011

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  • Created by: Joe
  • Created on: 26-04-11 19:45

Background

- Rock steady - Early reggae

- Jamaican

- Latin American influences

  • High trumpet parts
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Rhythm and metre

- 4/4

- Rock steady 'on beat' bass

- Backbeat

- Syncopation in upper parts

- Triplets in vocal parts

- Drum fills

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Melody and word-setting

- Syllabic

  • Except for melismas at ends of phrases
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- Title hook

- Stepwise

- Narrow range

- Near the end moves by 3rds into upper register

- Major pentatonic scale

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Tonality

- Db throughout

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Structure

- Verse and Chorus structure:

  • Intro
  • Chorus - Verse 1
  • Chorus - Verse 2
  • Chorus
  • Instrumental
  • Chorus
  • Outro
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Resources/Texture

- Melody-Dominated Homophony

- Lead vocals sometimes falsetto

- 2 part backing vocals

- Guitars

- Bass

- Reeds

- Brass

- Organ

- Drums

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