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Electric Counterpoint: Describe the melody?
The melody is made up or repeated motifs and uses ostinati. The live guitar plays the resultant meldoy. Use of note addition.
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Electric Counterpoint: Describe the Tonality?
The piece frequently changes from E minor to C minor. The bass is in E minor. The piece is modal.
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Electric Counterpoint: Describe the Texture?
The textrue is contrapuntal. Built up texture in layers. Bass fades away at the end. The piece thins out towards the end.
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Electric Counterpoint: Describe the Structure?
The piece is in ternary form and has two main sections followed by a coda that finishes the piece. These new sections are defined by texture and key change.
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Electric Counterpoint: Describe the Rhythm?
Switches metre between 12/8 and 3/2 in section B. Complex rhythm with repetition. Uses displaced accents to alter the rhythm.
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When was Electric Counterpoint written?
1987 for Pat metheny,
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Electric Counterpoint: What style is the piece written in?
Minimalist
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Electric Counterpoint: When was the piece released?
1999
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: Describe the structure?
Alternating verse and chorus structure.
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: Describe the melody?
Use's two vocal samples. Melody in verse is male and melody in chorus is female. Melody taken from the 1953 gospel choir.
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: Describe the harmony?
Two simple chord patterns, only 6 chorsd used throughout. Harmony is diatonic and simple.
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: Describe the technology?
Use of loops, Reverb, EQ, Delay, Drum machine, sampler etc.
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: Describe the Instrumentation?
Piano, synthesisers, drum machine, vocal samples.
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?: What style was the piece infulenced by?
Dance music.
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: In which century was the piece composed?
18th Century
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: What musical era wa`s the piece from and what are the dates of this period.
Classical, 1750-1850
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Describe the melody?
Graceful melody lines, regular phrases, contrasting melodies between first and second subject.Motif of the first subject is developed in the development.
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Describe the harmony and tonality?
Harmony is diatonic with some chromatic notes. Perfect cadences used to define keys. Music modulates to related and un related keys. First subject in G minor, Second in B flat.
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Descrube the texture?
Mainly homophonic, oboes and bassoons provide harmonic filling, use of octaves, parts doubled.
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Describe the structure?
Sonata form - Exposition, development, recapitulation, ends with a coda.
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Describe the instrumentation?
Classical orchestra, no drums or timpani. Strings and horns are used.
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All Blues: When was the album 'Play' released?
1959
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All Blues: What is the style of the piece?
Jazz
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All Blues: Describe the melody?
The main melody is called the head, slow and conjunct. Some chromatic movements. Solos in jazz are much more free. Solos become more virtuosic as they progress.
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All Blues: Describe the harmony and tonality?
Modal, Slow harmonic motions. Some chromaticism and use of dissonance.
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All Blues: Describe the rhythm?
Swung rhythm, use of syncopation, polyrhythms.
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All Blues: Describe the texture?
Starts with just drum kit, piano and bass. Each solo is cued by a link in which texture is thinner.
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All Blues: Describe the stucture?
12 bar blues chord sequence, repeated 19 times. Intro, head, solo, head, outro to fade out.
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And The Glory of The Lord: What musical time period was this from and what are its dates?
Baroque, 1600-1750
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And The Glory of The Lord: What century was the piece Messiah composed?
18th century.
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And The Glory of The Lord: Describe the Melody?
Four main melodies each relating to points within the text. Use of short repeated motif. Each melodic idea is contrasting.
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And The Glory of The Lord: Describe the harmony and tonality?
Major thorughout which makes it seem bright and joyful. Modulations are to the dominant. Freqeunt perfect candences to reinforce key. Finishes with a plagal cadence.
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And The Glory of The Lord: Describe the dynamics?
Terraced dynamics which is a baroque feature. Starts of quietly and ends with a dramatic rest followed by a loud cadence.
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And The Glory of The Lord: Describe the texture?
First vocal part is monophonic, Use of imitation. Doubling of parts and is homophonic for the final candence. Texture constantly changes.
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And The Glory of The Lord: Describe the mood?
Baroque music usually keeps one mood for the whole piece called an affection. Mood is joyful and is re inforced by major tonality, springy tempo.
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Perepetie: What style was this piece written in?
Expressionism
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Perepetie: When was this piece written?
Expressionism started in 1900.
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