Release - Fusions

Who were the founder members of the Afro Celt Sound System?
Simon Emmerson, James McNally, Iarla O Lionaird and Martin Russel
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What is a fusion?
The blending of two or more musical styles, usually from different cultures
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What is techno?
A style of electronic music
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Which styles of music are used in this piece?
Pop, African, Irish
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What is a groove?
In the context of this piece, a drum loop. (can also mean 'rhythmic feel')
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What is a pad?
A synth pad is a sustained chord or tone generated by a synthesizer, often used for background harmony and atmosphere
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What is a drone?
A drone is a harmonic or monphonic effect or accompaniment where a chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece
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What is metre?
A rhythmic structure of a piecethe patterns of accents heard in recurring measures of stressed and unstressed beats
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What is a sample?
The act of taking a portion of one sound of recrding and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece
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What is a loop?
Repeating section of sound material. Short sections of music can be repeated to create ostinato patterns
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What does build mean?
The gradual introduction of more instruments
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What is a mode?
An alternative scale that can be taken from the familiar major scale by starting on a different scale tone.
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What is a riff?
A short passage of music that's repeated
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What is ostinato?
A persistent phrase or motif repeated over several bars or more
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What is static harmony?
When harmony remains on a single chord for a prolonged period of time
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What is a mix?
The relative volume of the different parts in a recording and their pace in the stereo field
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Uillean pipe:
An irish instrument, played by pumping bellows
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Kora:
String instrument from West-Africa, storytelling
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Bodhran:
Irish frame drum
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Tin whistle:
european six finger holes
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Hurdy gurdy:
European instrument, crank to sound notes, creates a drone
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Talking drum:
hourglass shaped west african drum, pitch can be regulated to sound like a human voice
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Synthesizer:
Western pop music, can be programmed to sound like differnet timbres
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Accordian:
European bellows instrument
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Fiddle:
Irish folk, (violin)
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What is a fusion?

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The blending of two or more musical styles, usually from different cultures

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What is techno?

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Which styles of music are used in this piece?

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What is a groove?

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