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1

What is the structure of this piece of fusion music?

Verse form

2

What sections are included in the piece?

Intro, verses, breaks, build and outro

3

What section is not in the piece?

Chorus

4

How does the introduction start?

With a drone

5

In what key is the piece?

C minor

6

Describe the metre of the piece.

Simple quadruple (4/4)

7

Describe the female vocals that enter during the introduction.

Vocalisation/Ah/nonsense lyrics

8

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)

9

Describe the tempo at the start of the piece.

Free time (no strict tempo)

10

Which instrument enters at 50" making the tempo steady?

Drum machine

11

How does the texture change during the introduction?

More and more layers are added, increasing the texture/making it thicker

12

Describe the harmony of the piece.

Diatonic

13

Describe the word setting of verse 1.

Syllabic (one note per syllable)

14

Describe the melodic movement of the synth strings in verse 1.

Chromatically ascending

15

What is the range of the female voice?

6th (limited/small range)

16

Describe the phrase structure within the verses.

Short (mostly 2 bar) phrases

17

In addition to the free tempo, what part gives the introduction a sense of freedom?

Female vocals feel improvised

18

Describe the sample of spoken vocals in the introduction.

In an African language

19

What is the main texture of the piece?

Homophonic

20

What rhythmic device features in the vocal part in the verses?

Syncopation

21

Which Celtic instrument starts playing near the beginning of the introduction (at 19")?

Bodhran

22

What does the Bodhran plays?

An ostinato (repeated pattern)

23

What type of voice sings verse 2?

Male

24

How does the vocal melody in verse 2 compare with that in verse 1?

It's a variation of verse 1

25

Which African instruments play in verse 1?

Kora and talking drum

26

Describe the fiddle part in verse 2.

Repeated pattern using double stopping and accents

27

The bass riff in verse 1, solo section, build up and outro is mostly based on two notes suggesting what type of tonality?

Modal

28

Which Celtic instrument plays the first solo in the solo section?

Uilleann pipe

29

Describe the melodic movement and rhythm of the Uilleann pipe solo.

Running semiquavers that are mostly stepwise/conjunct

30

What does the accompanying accordion part play underneath the Uilleann pipe solo?

Accented chords (one bar repeated pattern)