quick study capercaille music gcse

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  • Created by: olipop99
  • Created on: 29-05-15 16:46
instrumentation
piece combines folk instruments (fiddle, accordion, bouzouki, Aeolian pipes) and rock instruments (drum kit, synth, bass guitar, classical guitar)
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texture
layered contapuntal texture (rhythmic patterns on drum kit, bass line played by bass guitar, chords on synth and accordion, counter melodies), fiddle plays heteraphonic, only a few bars at beginning and end are homophonic
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structure
intro, verse, chorus (phrase , refrain 1 (vocables), phrase 2, refrain 2)
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melody
pentatonic, syllabic, alternated between one bar phrases, instruments improvise around melody, play short motifs and counter melodies
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rhythm and metre
time signature is 12/8, frequent syncopation, cross rhythms at start of song created by a hi hat
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harmony and tonality
G major, diatonic with a modal feel
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dynamics
first half of song is quiet and relaxed, second half much louder - drums and bass join in, when drums and bass fade out becomes quieter again
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texture

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layered contapuntal texture (rhythmic patterns on drum kit, bass line played by bass guitar, chords on synth and accordion, counter melodies), fiddle plays heteraphonic, only a few bars at beginning and end are homophonic

Card 3

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structure

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Card 4

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melody

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Card 5

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rhythm and metre

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