Flashcards in Release Deck (50)
What is the structure of this piece of fusion music?
What sections are included in the piece?
Intro, verses, breaks, build and outro
What section is not in the piece?
How does the introduction start?
With a drone
In what key is the piece?
Describe the metre of the piece.
Simple quadruple (4/4)
Describe the female vocals that enter during the introduction.
How has technology been added to the female vocals in the introduction?
Heavy reverb (echo) and panned centrally (equal in both left and right speakers)
Describe the tempo at the start of the piece.
Free time (no strict tempo)
Which instrument enters at 50" making the tempo steady?
How does the texture change during the introduction?
More and more layers are added, increasing the texture/making it thicker
Describe the harmony of the piece.
Describe the word setting of verse 1.
Syllabic (one note per syllable)
Describe the melodic movement of the synth strings in verse 1.
What is the range of the female voice?
6th (limited/small range)
Describe the phrase structure within the verses.
Short (mostly 2 bar) phrases
In addition to the free tempo, what part gives the introduction a sense of freedom?
Female vocals feel improvised
Describe the sample of spoken vocals in the introduction.
In an African language
What is the main texture of the piece?
What rhythmic device features in the vocal part in the verses?
Which Celtic instrument starts playing near the beginning of the introduction (at 19")?
What does the Bodhran plays?
An ostinato (repeated pattern)
What type of voice sings verse 2?
How does the vocal melody in verse 2 compare with that in verse 1?
It's a variation of verse 1
Which African instruments play in verse 1?
Kora and talking drum
Describe the fiddle part in verse 2.
Repeated pattern using double stopping and accents
The bass riff in verse 1, solo section, build up and outro is mostly based on two notes suggesting what type of tonality?
Which Celtic instrument plays the first solo in the solo section?
Describe the melodic movement and rhythm of the Uilleann pipe solo.
Running semiquavers that are mostly stepwise/conjunct