Flashcards in Samba Em Preludio Deck (50)
How many bars are in the introduction?
Which instrument plays in the introduction?
Acoustic bass guitar
In what ways is the opening solo part virtuosic?
Rapid/fast semiquavers with large leaps and some double stopping, a mordent & a harmonic
How many bars are in verse 1 (A)?
16 bars with an 8-bar idea repeated
What is the tonality of the song?
What is the overall texture of the song?
Homophonic (melody & accompaniment)
What is the texture of the introduction?
Monophonic (one single line played by the bass)
Describe the melodic movement of the first vocal phrase (Eu sem voce).
Rising broken chord/arpeggio
Name the melodic device used in the vocal part at the start of verse 1 (Eu sem voce, nao tenho porque).
Which interval is most commonly used in the vocal line?
Which instrument accompanies the voice in verse 1 (A)?
Acoustic bass guitar
The bass part in verse 1 is similar to the piano accompaniment that is heard in which genre of music?
Does the song modulate?
In what style of Brazilian music is the rhythm of the bass part characteristic?
What is the texture of the vocal & bass duet section (bars 89 - 104)?
Which chords are the harmonies mostly based around?
Chords I, II, IV & V
Describe the tempo at the start of the song.
Rubato (free with no strict tempo)
How does the tempo change at the link section (bar 19)?
Gets faster, almost doubled in speed
What is the time signature of the piece?
4/4 (4 crotchet beats in a bar - simple quadruple)
The time signature changes at bar 3 for one bar only. What does it change to?
5/4 (5 crotchet beats in a bar)
The time signature changes at bar 113 (penultimate bar) for one bar only. What does it change to?
6/4 (6 crotchet beats in a bar)
What note does the vocalist sing in the link?
B below middle C (tonic note)
Which instrument starts playing in verse 2 (B)?
The faster tempo at the link section makes it feel as though the time signature has changed. What time signature is implied by the faster tempo?
Describe the guitar part in verse 2.
Plays chords & melodic passages
When the vocalist sings longer notes in verse 2, what does the guitar part play?
What makes the harmony complex despite the fact that it mainly uses chords I, II, IV & V?
The chord extensions (7, 9, 11, 13 etc)
Describe the melodic movement of the vocal line in verse 2 (B).
Descends down to the leading note (7th note = A#)
Name the melodic device used in verse 2 between bars 23 - 26 and 31 - 34.