Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song

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GCSE and IGCSE Music Mind Map on Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song, created by emma2828 on 02/28/2014.

Created by emma2828 over 5 years ago
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Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song
1 Instrumentation and Texture
1.1 Layered texture throughout
1.2 Drum Kit - Rhythmic pattern
1.3 Bass Guitar - Bass Line
1.4 Synthesiser and Accordion - Chords
1.5 Voice - Main Melody
1.6 Countermelodies - Violin, Wurlitzer piano, Uilleannn pipes and Bouzouki
1.7 Three Unusual Instruments
1.7.1 Wurlitzer Piano - early type of electric piano
1.7.2 Uilleann pipes - bagpipes but with a softer tone
1.7.3 Bouzouki - lute from greece
1.8 N.C - no chord - accompaniment drops out
1.9 'With modulation' means modulation applied to the synth chord - makes pitch fluctuate slightly ( vibrato)
1.10 Cluster Chord - opens song - a chord whose notes are all next to eachother
2 Structure
2.1 Vocal Line alternates between 4 different phrases, each lasting 1 bar, in a call and response pattern
2.1.1 Phrase 1: call (in gaelic, starts on high D)
2.1.2 Refrain 1: response (vocables, starts on mid B)
2.1.3 Phrase 2: call (in Gaelic, starts on low D)
2.1.4 Refrain 2: response (vocables, starts on a high E)
2.2 1. Introduction: an instrumental section, after which he voice enters with the first line of text
2.3 2. Verse 1: voice and accompaniment
2.4 3. Verse 2: voice and accompaniment- includes a instrumental break
2.5 4. Coda: short vocal phrases echo the end of refrain 1, after which the accompaniment fades out
3 Melody
3.1 Vocal Melody
3.1.1 penatonic - based on 5 note scale
3.1.2 lower register - soloists part in vocal tenor clef - music sounds an octave lower than printed
3.1.3 mainly syllabic
3.1.4 Alternates between one bar phrases in Gaelic (the call) and phrases that use vocables (the response)
3.1.5 Gaelic is a language spoken in parts of Scotand
3.1.6 Vocables are nonsense syllables
3.2 Instumentalists
3.2.1 short motifs and countermelodies based on vocal phrases
3.2.2 main instrumental break, based on refrain 2
4 Rhythm and Metre
4.1 12/8 - compound quadruple time
4.2 frequent syncopation
4.3 at the start of the song the hi-hat creates cross rhythms. When the full band enters the hi-hat rhythm changes and more clearly emphasises 12/8
5 Harmony
5.1 G major
5.2 enirely diatonic
5.3 Three main chords are : G, Em and C
5.4 Dominant Chord D is avoidedd
5.5 has a modal feel

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