GCSE Edexcel Music Skye Waulking Song

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The style of music
Celtic Fusion
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How the traditional waulking songs would've been learnt
Oral tradition
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Vocables
Nonsense words (hi ri huraibhi o ho)
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Texture
Layered
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Metre
12/8
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Rock instruments
Synth, bass, Wurlizter piano and drum kit
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Folk instruments
Violin, accordian, Uilleann pipes and bouzouki
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Synth with modulation
Makes the pitch fluctuate, like vibrato
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Origins of waulking songs
They would be used to keep the ladies waulking the cloth in time and to lift their spirits
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Rhythmic variation
The accompaniment play cross rhythms
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The name for the type of rhythm with a semi quaver followed by a dotted quaver
Scotch snap
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Tonality
G major
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Chords used
G, Em, C
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Modal feel
No dominant chord is used
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Quick repetition of neighbouring notes
Tremolo
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Short, detached notes
Staccato
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Where one phrase is sung, with a replying phrase
Call and response
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N.C.
No chord
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Harmony
Diatonic
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The word setting is...
Syllabic
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How the voice part is written
On the stave, like a tenor singer would use with an eight written below the treble clef
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A grace note used in the piece
Acciaccituras
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Playing notes off the beat
Syncopation
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1950s folk revival
New folk interest with pop music
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5 note scale
Pentatonic
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Structure
Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2, Instrumental, Coda
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Card 2

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Oral tradition

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How the traditional waulking songs would've been learnt

Card 3

Front

Nonsense words (hi ri huraibhi o ho)

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Card 4

Front

Layered

Back

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Card 5

Front

12/8

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