You can get it if you really want- Jimmy Cliff

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  • Created by: Corinnaxo
  • Created on: 29-03-14 23:14
What is the main key of this piece?
D flat major
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What structure has this piece got?
Verse-chorus structure
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What is the main texture?
Melody dominated hymophony
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What chords does the piece revolve around?
1, 4 and 5
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What kind of scale does the melody use?
Pentatonic scale
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What is a hook?
A short, memorable phrase
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What is the title hook of this piece?
"You can get it if you really want"
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Describe the main rhythm/tempo of this piece
Backbeats are accented and it has a heavy & steady feel
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What technique does the guitar use?
Muted rhythmic picking
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What is rock steady?
Early reggae
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What effect does an unrelated chord of E have?
It creates an element of surprise
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What happens in the "you got your mind set on a dream" part?
There is a chromatic bass effect
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What does the term 'doo ***' involve?
Close harmonies
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What does the chord 5^7 do?
It creates a link between sections
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What kind of scale is used in the instrumental section and is made up of parallel triads?
Descending whole tone scale
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Are there any 7th chords in this piece?
Yes
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What does the last quaver of every bar in the bass do?
Anticipates what will happen next
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What type of influences are there in the piece?
Doo ***, calypso and cubin influences
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Why is the snare drum kept contained?
So there are no vibrations in the recording studio
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What does the whole melody consist of?
Repetition of short motifs
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What range does the whole tune stay in?
A 6th
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Does the vocal use falsetto at any point in this piece?
Yes
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