GCSE Music: electric counterpoint

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Minimilsm

features:

- repetition

- looping

- ostinato patterns

- hypnotic feel

-changes in texture rather than harmony

- polyrythms

- layering

- patterns changing over time

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techniques

-aditive/ substractive  (of notes)

-phase shifting

-metamorphosis ( changin of melody graduadly)

-layering of ostinato patterns

-changing of ostinato patterns

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background info:

-3rd and final piece from series

- made for soloists playing along with pre-recorded music of themselves

- uses 7 pre recorded electric guitars, 2 bass guitars and 1 live guitar

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Harmony and Tonality

E minor - this isnt clear at the begining but becomes cleared at bar 33

modulates to C minor at bar 74

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structure

section A

section B

Coda

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texture

polyphonic texture

bar 114 4 guitarists and live guitar are playing in cannon

uses looping to build up layers and thicken the texture

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metre and rythm

begins 3/2 time

tripple meter

changes to 12/8 and then back to 3/2

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use of intruments

guitars play melody most of the time

guitarits play in cannon and do note addition

uses 7 pre recorded electric guitars, 2 bass guitars and 1 live guitar

live guitar plays along with a pre recorded track which uses lots of loops.

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