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  • Created by: kxtiebxnd
  • Created on: 30-03-16 12:22

Context:

  • Noel Gallagher was influenced by John Lennon and The Beatles in bars 2 and 4. 
  • The song was released in 1995. 
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Tonality:

  • The piece is primarily in C major. 
  • However, there are some passing modulations to A minor by a chord of E at bar 6. 
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Performance Forces and Handling

  • The piece makes use of Melletron strings. 
  • A Melletron is a type of electronic keyboard which plays a pre-recorded sound when a key is pressed. 
  • The tambourine adds to the range of percussion used in the song. 
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Texture:

  • The piece is in melody dominated homphony. 
  • The guitar licks in bars 7 and 10 create counterpoint. 
  • The strings play in octaves which thickens their melody. 
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Melody:

  • The piece makes use of the pentatonic scale of C-D-E-G-A. 
  • The text setting is mainly syllabic, however in the first verse on the words "mind", "find" and "play" we hear hints of melisma. 
  • The vocal line can be described as both conjunct and disjunct. 
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Harmony:

  • The piece mainly employs the use of root position triad chords. 
  • Overall, the piece is largely diatonic, apart from the use of the substitute chord of F minor. 
  • Some 7th chords are used, for example, an Fm7 at bar 13. 
  • There is also a G#dim chord at bar 64. 
  • The chords in the piece tend to change every two beats. 
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Rhythm:

  • The rhythm of the song is a steady 4/4 time. 
  • There are drum fills at bar 5. 
  • And at bar 4 (just before the fills) there is an anacrusis in the drums. 
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Structure:

  • Intro (bb1-4)
  • Verse 1 (bb 5-12)
  • Pre-chorus (bb 13-24)
  • Chorus (bb 25-31)
  • Link (bb 32-35)
  • Verse 2 (Repeat of bb 5-12) 
  • Pre-chorus (Repeat of bb 13-24)
  • Chorus ( Repeat of bb 25-28, followed by 29-32)
  • Instrumental (bb 33-44)
  • Chorus (bb 45-52)
  • Chorus (bb 53-61)
  • Coda (bb 62-65)
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