Jeff Buckley - Grace

When and where was Buckley born?
1966, California
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What album is Grace taken from?
Grace - 1994
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What features of Grace are often found in rock music?
4/4 time sig, Verse and chorus form, use of Instrumental line-up
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How many verses and choruses does Grace have?
3 verses, 2 choruses
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What does the song end with?
A climatic coda based on the chorus
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When does the bridge enter?
After the second chorus
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Which instruments are the first two bars for?
Synthesiser and guitar
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When do the drums and bass guitar enter?
3rd bar
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What key signature is it in?
Em - one sharp
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What are the two chords that the song opens with?
Fm7 & Gm7 - not normally found in this key
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What do the opening chords do to the tonality?
Give it an ambiguous feel
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What music technique does Verse 1 use?
Chromatic Harmony
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What chord sequence does the first half of verse 1 use? What kind of chords are they?
Em, F, Em, Eb - Parallel chords
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Which register does Buckley sing in at the start of Verse 1?
Lower
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In the opening of Verse 1, examples of what are used?
Word painting
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In the second half of verse 1, what does Buckley do?
Moves to higher register 'My fading voice', Uses a melisma to emphasise 'Love', Uses cross-rhythms between bass guitar and his voice 'clicking of time'
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What words are the chorus built on?
Wait in the fire
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What technique is used on the final word 'fire' in the chorus?
Melisma
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What does the bridge present?
Contrasting material
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In the coda, the voices and instruments improvise, what kind of texture does this create?
A rich and full texture
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