Jeff Buckley - Grace

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Music Mind Map on Jeff Buckley - Grace, created by lisaxoxo on 05/10/2013.

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Jeff Buckley - Grace
1 Context
1.1 Buckley's music often described as eclectic, covering a wide range of styles. Grace = rock ballad.
1.2 Recording of the album was a lengthy process - 19 takes to get track down.
1.3 Album released in 1994.
2 Texture
2.1 Texture builds up through song as more instruments/parts join in.
2.2 Middle 8 features vocal harmonies in counterpoint with each others (polyphony)
2.3 Song ends with short unaccompanied phrase
3 Tonality
3.1 Key unclear at start - series of chords
3.2 Moves into E minor, but tonally ambiguous in places - making it modal.
4 Harmony
4.1 Chromaticism used (bass guitar moves in semitones in verse 1)
4.2 Dissonances
4.3 Uses dotted rhythms in vocal melody
5 Melody
5.1 Wide vocal range overall, sometime large leaps.
5.2 Vocal improvisations - middle 8, wordless melodies. Outro - very high range.
5.3 Uses dotted rhythms in vocal melody.
6 Instruments
6.1 Band line up: drums, bass, guitar and Buckley performs vocals & guitar.
6.2 Synthesised effects, pizzicato string sounds.
6.3 Backing vocals - multitracked
7 Word-setting
7.1 Melismatic phrases used - 'love' - pre chorus, 'fire'-chorus.
8 Tempo
8.1 64 dotted crotchet bpm. Remains the same throughout.
9 Rhythm and metre
9.1 In 12/8 time
9.2 Syncopated rhythms used for expressive effect by Buckley in verse one. Dotted rhythms.
9.3 Semi quaver flowing arpeggio style patterns on guitar at beginning.
10 Structure
10.1 Overall seems complex - but when broken down into separate parts is easier to understand
10.2 Section 1 - Intro - Verse 1 - Pre-chorus - Chorus
10.3 Section 2 - Link - Verse 2 - Pre-chorus - Chorus
10.4 Section 3 - Middle 8
10.5 Section 4 - Link - Verse 3 - Outro
11 Guitar techniques
11.1 Drop D tuning, Flanger, delay, slide, guitar 'whispers', vibrato, clean and distorted sounds, scoops on tremolo arm, power chords.

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