Capercaillie, Skye Waulking Song Analysis

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Capercaillie, Skye Waulking Song



·         The first half of the song is fairly quiet and relaxed.

·         In the second half it is much louder- the drums and bass join in.

·         When the drums and bass drop out it is quitter again.



·         Very strong, clear rhythms.

·         12/8 time signature – 4 beats in a bar.

·         Use of syncopation.

·         Polyrhythmic texture, lots of different rhythms overlap, e.g. hi-hat sometimes plays 3 beats whilst the singer is in 12/8. Makes it feel like 3/4.



·         Fairly slow, steady tempo

·         Remains the


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