- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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