Capercaillie 'skye Walking Song' Flashcards Preview

GCSE Music > Capercaillie 'skye Walking Song' > Flashcards

Flashcards in Capercaillie 'skye Walking Song' Deck (23):
0

Year of release

2000

1

Genre

Fusion- Scottish folk (celtic) and western pop music

2

Genre stylistics

Language- Gaelic
Traditional folk instruments

Western pop instruments

3

Waulking

Production of tweed using a process called waulking to keep in time, sing to keep beat

4

Tempo/ Rhythm

12/8 time
Starts a little ambiguous
Hi hat rhythm makes us feel in 3 time
12/8 time established by the vocal line

5

Structure

Call and response- solo and vocable refrain
Intro, v1, break, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, instrumental, v7, v8, outro

6

Introduction

Sustained synthesiser cluster chord
E minor
Tremolo fiddle
Wurlitzer piano and bouzouki in dialogue
Drum kit
Little unsure metre and tonality
E minor and G major is established

7

Verse 1

Voice-lilting rhythm works against the other rhythms

8

Break

Fiddle comes to forefront of texture

9

Verse 2

Voice sings slightly more rhythmically
Establishes 12/8 feel

10

Verse 3

Let line of vocals is unaccompanied
Monophonic texture

11

Verse 4

Verse 5
Verse 6
Accordion, acoustic guitar, bouzouki joins
Busier texture
Vocables
Drum kit clear 12/8 feel
C G Em G

12

Verse 5

Verse 4
Verse 6
Accordion provides counter melodies

13

Verse 6

Verse 5
Verse 4

14

Instrumental

Uilleann pipes and fiddle solo
Accordion doubles the melody and accompanies adding rhythmic interest

15

Verse 7

Am7, Em, Em, G
Dynamic drops
All instruments drop out (monophonic)
Drum kit builds up to next verse

16

Verse 8

C G Em G
Full band

17

Outro

Improvise to vocables
Lots of counterpoints (polyphonic)
C G
Long fade out

18

Harmony/tonality

G major
Diatonic
Sometimes feels As if in E minor
Only four chords (changes order)

19

Melody

About a lady mourning
Stories passed on orally
G pentatonic (5 tones only)
Melody syllabic and simple

20

Texture

Becomes thicker and busier
Bar 24 only voice, 25 whole band. Climatic and uplifting

21

Instrumentation

Solo voice- female
Fiddle- tremolo
Accordion
Wurlitzer piano
Synthesiser
Flute
Whistle
Uilleann pipes
Bouzouki (lute)
Bass guitar

22

Dynamics

Getting louder throughout
Through addition on layers
After instrumental very quite builds to a climax in outro build driven by drum kit