Capercaillie- Skye Waulking Song

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  • Created on: 01-06-14 17:04
Describe the Lyrics in Skye Waulking Song
They are in Scots Gaelic. The singer uses Vocables to keep the workers in time.
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Describe the melody in Skye Waulking song
The melody in the instrumental is improvised. The melody is based on a pentatonic scale.
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Describe the Metre
In 12/8. At some points the drummer plays 3 beats per bar making it feel like 3/2
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Describe the rhythm
The song contains both Polyrhythms and Cross rhythms
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Describe the Harmony?
Simple harmonies, Not as important as the melody and rhythm in this music.
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What is the tonality?
The vocal line is based around E minor Pentatonic or G major pentatonic throughout
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Describe the Structure
The song starts with an introduction and finishes with an outro. There are 8 verses with a break and instrumental.
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What instruments are used?
Modern Western and Traditional Folk.
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Name the Modern instruments
drum kit, piano, keyboard and bass guitar
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Name the traditional instruments
Bouzouki, uilleann pipes, fiddle, flute and accordian.
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Where in their range do the instruments play?
Middle
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What is the structure?
Intro, Verse 1, Break, Verse 2, Verse, 3, Verse 4, Verse 5, Verse 6, instrumental, Verse 7, Verse 8, Outro
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Describe the melody in Skye Waulking song

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The melody in the instrumental is improvised. The melody is based on a pentatonic scale.

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Describe the Metre

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Card 4

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Describe the rhythm

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Card 5

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Describe the Harmony?

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