music quick study gcse reich

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key features of minimalism
repetition of simple ideas, layered textures, diatonic harmonies, slow harmonic rhythms, little variety in instrumentation, note addition
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instrumentation
7 guitars, 1 live, 2 bass
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texture
polyphonic, parts gruadually build up to help define structure, counterpoints - obvious where some parts play in 3/4 and others in 12/8, coda returns to 4 part cannon, contrapuntal
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dynamics
constant, only live guitar has crescendos and diminuendos, crescendo at final chord
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melody
short ostinatos, note addition, resultant melody
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tempo and rhythm
fast throuhout, clear pulse, 3/2, some parts in 12/8 to create counterpoint, use of ostinatos, syncopated rhythms, cross rhythms
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harmony and tonality
E m (A sect) and Cm (B sect), modal, key modulates halfway through - marks start of sect B, binary form (AB), 4 sections within A and B, coda finishes in Em, big crescendo to finale chord
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music technology
multi-tracking, panning
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