GCSE Edexcel Music Electric Counterpoint

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1987
Year it was first performed
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Amplified
The soloist is ______ in order to play over the backing track
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Panning
Where the music can be selected to come out the left or right speaker
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Fast 192bpm
Tempo
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Tonally ambiguous
Where the listener is unsure of the tonality at the beginning of the piece
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Layering
Minimalist feature where each part is place over one another
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Hexatonic
Where only 6 pitches of the scale are used
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Resultant melody
A minimalist feature where notes from different layers form a melody
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3/2
Time signature
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Canonic
Where the guitar melodies are similar and play after one another
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E minor in Aeolian mode
Tonality of the piece (when bass guitars confirm it in their entrance)
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Diatonic
Harmony is...
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Note addition
Minimalist feature where notes are added into the melody, seen clearly in guitar 3 between bars 10 and 16
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Polyphonic/Contrapuntal/Counterpoint
Texture
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Ostinati/riffs
The melody is based on...
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Cells
One bar riffs in minimalism are called...
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Minimalism
The style of music
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Syncopation
Where notes are played off the beat
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Michael Oldfield and Philip Glass
Other minimalist composers
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7 guitars, 2 bass guitars and a live guitar
Instrumentation
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Pre-recorded
The 7 guitars and 2 bass guitars are...
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Push rhythm
Where notes come before the beat, with a rest in front
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Bar 1
The 1st motif is heard first in the guitar 1 part at bar...
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Bar 24
The 2nd motif is heard first in the bass guitar parts at bar...
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Bar 36
The 3rd motif is heard first in the live guitar part at bar...
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Fades
The most dynamic variation comes from...
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C minor
Contrasting key
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12/8
Contrasting metre
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p-ff
Dynamic range
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Polymetre
The layering of different metres
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Stressing a different beat of the bar
The effect of changing time signatures
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5, 6, 7 and the 2 bass guitars
The guitars that drop out at bar 114
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Loops
Another name for the riffs/ostanati in minimalism
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1, live, 3, 2, 4, bass guitars, 5, 6, 7
The order the guitars come in
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Multi-tracked
How the texture is created
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Interviewing rhythms
What causes the texture to seem constantly shifting
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The soloist is ______ in order to play over the backing track

Back

Amplified

Card 3

Front

Where the music can be selected to come out the left or right speaker

Back

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Card 4

Front

Tempo

Back

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Card 5

Front

Where the listener is unsure of the tonality at the beginning of the piece

Back

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