Capercaillie

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When written/or performed
2000
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Time Signature
12/8
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Rhythm and Metre
Frequent syncopation in vocal line. At start, hi-hat pattern creates cross-rhythms. When full band enters, hi-hat rhythm changes and 12/8 time clear
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Instrumentation
Vocals, Bass, Drums, Synth, Accordion, Violin, Wurlitzer Piano, Uillean pipes, Bouzouki.
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Tonality and Harmony
In G major, diatonic. Three mani chords G, Em, and C. Because dominant chord of D avoided, song has modal feel.
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Structure
Intro, instrumental section, verse 1, verse 2, coda. Vocal line alternates between 4 different phrases in call-and-reponse pattern. Phrase 1, then Refrain 1, then Phrase 2, then Refrain 2.
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Melody
Vocal melody pentatonic. Uses a low register of voice (vocal tenor clef). Mainly syllabic, alternates between one bar phrases in Gaelic and phrases that use vocables. Instruments play short motifs mostly based on vocal phrases.
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Texture
Layered texture created through rhythmic patterns on main melody, drums, bass. and countermelodies on other instruments (violin e.t.c)
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