Grace - Jeff Buckley

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What Album and when was it released?
Grace - 1994
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Name 2 other tracks from the album
Lilac Wine, Hallelujah and Last Goodbye
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What is the style of the song?
Folk rock - Influenced by Bob Dylan. The actual song is a rock ballad - slow tempo
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Metre and Tempo
12/8 (unusual as pop songs are usually in 4/4) - Dotted crotchet = 64bpm
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Why does it feel faster than this?
Because the guitar plays semi-quavers at the beginning.
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Talk about the instrumentation
Lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drum kit, synthsiser and strings -
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Describe the texture.
This is manily melody and acompaniment/homophonic. Guitars play almost all the way through with effects such as whispers. It is varied by addition and subtraction of instruments which add contrast - There are no drums in the intro or pre-chorus.
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Describe the tonality and harmony in the first half of the introduction.
Tonally ambiguous at the start - Key signature of Em but no D# to indicate this and uses Fm7 and Gm7 chords.
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Describe the tonality in the second half of the introduction.
Is in D major.
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What is the harmony like in the rest of the song?
Unusual for rock song - chords are dissonant, chromatic and move in parallel motion (semitones)
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What is the chord sequence in the chorus?
F-Em-Eflat
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Name 2 other tracks from the album

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Why does it feel faster than this?

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