Capercaille Sky waulking song
Capercaille is based around Folk music traditions.
Oral Tradition: A tradition which is passed on by word of mouth or imitation rther than written means.
Protest songs: Folk songs with political lyrics.
Fusion: A mingling, or blending together, of more than one musical styleor culture to create a new "fused" sound.
Heterophonic texture: Two or more parts playing the same melodic line simultaneously with small variations between parts.
Gharana: Indian system of master-pupil teaching.
Raga: Improvised music in several contrasting sections, based on a series of notes from a particular rag.
Pentatonic scale: A scale built on five notes (penta=5) of the scale on the first, second, third, fifth and sixth deegrees of the scale. In C major these are C, D, E, G and A.
Rasa: Mood created by the sounds of the pitches in a rag.
Bols: In a tala, these are the indepedent rhythm parts that go against the main beat of the cycle creating exciting synchopations.
Matras: Individual beats in a rhythmic cycle.
Sam: The first beat of the rhythmic cycle.
Syncopations: Notes accented off the beat. The week part of the beat is often emphasised.
Teental (or tintal):