Skye Waulking Song

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  • Created by: godswood
  • Created on: 16-04-16 14:45

Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song

Background:

  • Lead vocalist - Karen Matheson
  • Released in 2000 from the album Nadurra
  • Scottish
  • Lament - a song about grief/mourning
  • Waulking - working
  • Waulking - call&response form
  • Folk - learnt by ear
  • Oral tradition
  • Protest song
  • Folk revival in 1950s led to folk pop fusion
  • Celtic fusion
  • Celtic - folk music from Scotland, Wales or Ireland

Harmony & Tonality:

  • Tonal ambiguity
  • Alternating between G and Em
  • 3 main chords used are G, Em and C

Melody:

  • G pentatonic scale
  • Low register of the voice - tenor, sounds an octave lower than printed
  • Mainly syllabic
  • Alternates between one bar phrases

Comments

godswood

Hope this helps anyone else who is revising for Music GCSE! Good luck!:)

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