Skye Waulking Song

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Skye Waulking Song Context
Waulking is making tweed more flexible and windproof- Scotland, social activity for women. Call and response, folk/ rock fusion. 'Nadurra'- lament of Seaten. Matheson- singer. Pubs/ social gatherings- everyone takes part- Sept 2000
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Skye Waulking Song Instruments
Tenor voice, guitars, fiddle, bouzouki, accordion, uilleann pipes, double bass, synthesizer, drum kit.
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Skye Waulking Song Structure
Intro, V1, break, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, instrumental, V7, V8, outro
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Skye Waulking Song Texture
Polyphonic- introduction/ quieter verses. Homophonic- as song continues. Heterophonic- in instrumental break. Monophonic- end of some verses, preparing for next verse
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Skye Waulking Song Rhythm
Regular rhythms 9as for waulking). Mainly quavers and semi- quavers, dotted rhythms. Syncopation. Drum kit- shaker and hi- hat play every 2 beats/
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Skye Waulking Song Tempo
Slow lilting tempo- to fit lament. No change. No slowing down at end of piece.
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Skye Waulking Song Metre
12/8. Lilting- regular rhythms. Folk often in compound time- more laid back.
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Skye Waulking Song Melody
Repetitive. Added notes occasionally. Melody- call and response- song and nonsense syllables as fills. Occasionally a cappella
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Skye Waulking Song Harmony
Repetitive use of chords. Modal feel. Em/ G major tonality. Occasional use of Am9 or Em9. Harmony produced by instruments- although some verses have fuller texture than other.
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Skye Waulking Song Fusion
Western traditional instruments- fiddle, bouzouki, accordion. Western popular- drum kit. lilting folk metre. Homophonic texture of a pop/ rock piece of music
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Tenor voice, guitars, fiddle, bouzouki, accordion, uilleann pipes, double bass, synthesizer, drum kit.

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