Electric Counterpoint

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Melody

  • Made up of a 1 bar motif, repeated to form an ostinato.
  • This is introduced in the live guitar and top 4 guitar parts playing at different times to create a canon.
  • Note addition is used to thicken melody.
  • The melody is a resultant melody, meaning notes are individualy selected from other guitar parts.
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Harmony and Tonality

  • Tonal Ambiguity at the begining 
  • Hints of E minor when the bass guitar is introduced.
  • 3 chord sequences: C, Bm, E5 - C, D, Em - C, D, Bm
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Instrumentation

  • 1 live guitar (amplified), 7 pre-recorded guitars, 2 pre-recorded bass guitars
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Rhythm, Metre and Tempo

  • 3/2 and 12/8
  • Syncopation
  • Cross-rhythms
  • 192 crochets per min
  • Rhythmic displacement
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Texture

  • Contrapuntal
  • Builds up gradually in layers
  • Use of panning
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Structure

  • 3 Main sections: 
  • 1) A Syncopated quaver motif
  • 2) A new syncopated quaver motif
  • 3) A more sustained motif
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