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  • Created on: 02-12-14 17:00
In what decade was Electric Counterpoint composed?
1980s
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What two ways is music technology used in a performance of this piece?
He has his accompaniment pre-recorded to play along with the live guitar. Also, the live guitar is amplified to blend well with the backing tape
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What is the tempo?
crochet = 192
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Syncopation is used by the guitar parts. What is syncopation?
Placing emphasis on the weak beats or off-beats
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What does canonic mean? Where could this be used to describe the music?
The same motif entering at different times. The opening four guitars can be described as canonic
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What name is given to a constantly repreated pattern or rhythm?
Ostinato
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What is a resultant melody?
Where the solo guitar picks out notes from the other parts to produce a new melody
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What does hexatonic mean?
Where a melody is based on only six notes.
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What is note addition?
Where notes are gradually added to a part until all the notes of the melody are heard.
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What is the harmony like in this piece?
Diatonic
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Name three characteristic features of minimalism that can be heard in this piece
layered textures, repetition of simple ideas with small changes introduced gradually, diationic harmony, slow harmonic rhythm, little variety in instrumentation
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Name two other minimalist composers?
Philip Glass and John Adams
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