Electric Counterpoint

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Who was Electric Counterpoint written by?
Steve Reich
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What is the metre of Electric Counterpoint?
Simple triple, 12/8 and 3/2
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Describe the rhythm of Electric Counterpoint?
Quaver based, syncopation, cross rhythms
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Describe the tempo of Electric Counterpoint?
Very fast, around 192 beats per minute.
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Describe the dynamics of Electric Counterpoint?
Fairly static, 4 part canon is quite loud and the bass part is loud to very loud. The live guitar is the only instrument that has reasonably regular dynamics.
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.What is the instrumentation like in Electric Counterpoint?
7 guitars, 2 bass guitars and one live guitar played by Pat Metheney.
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What is the texture like throughout Electric Counterpoint?
Before the second guitar enters the piece is monophonic but after then it is polyphonic.
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What is the modulation of Electric Counterpoint?
E minor in the A section and modulates to C minor in the B section.
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How could you describe the melody of Electric Counterpoint?
Layering, Note addition, Resultant melody.
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Describe the form and structure of Electric Counterpoint?
A-B-Coda and the B section is started by the modulation into C minor.
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When was Electric Counterpoint written?
1987
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Simple triple, 12/8 and 3/2

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Describe the tempo of Electric Counterpoint?

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Samuel Richardson

After a revision session on Steve Reich's 'Electric Counterpoint', see you can remember the important information by using these flash cards. You should be able to build on the information provided on the answer side of these cards with your own knowledge. 

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