Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song

Question 1 of 20

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What playing technique is used in the fiddle part at the very beginning of the song?

Select one of the following:

  • Tremolo

  • Trill

  • Mordent

  • Pedal

Question 2 of 20

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In what language is the vocalist singing?

Select one of the following:

  • Welsh

  • Irish Gaelic

  • Scots Gaelic

  • Dutch

Question 3 of 20

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Repeated nonsense syllables are sung frequently. What was the original purpose of these in waulking songs?

Select one of the following:

  • It was simply a repeat and nothing more

  • It was considered to be unlucky to repeat the whole verse.

  • It signified the process of making tweed through waulking by hand

  • It is a feature in all Scottish folk music.

Question 4 of 20

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Name the traditional pipes played in this song

Select one of the following:

  • Bagpipes

  • Uilleann Pipes

  • Bouzouki

  • Bodhran

Question 5 of 20

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What style is this song considered as?

Select one of the following:

  • Fusion

  • Rock

  • Pop

  • Country

Question 6 of 20

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What is the name given for the nonsense syllables used in Skye Waulking Song?

Select one of the following:

  • Vocals

  • Response

  • Vocables

  • Scat Singing

Question 7 of 20

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Which scale is the vocal line of Skye Waulking Song based upon?

Select one of the following:

  • Pentatonic

  • Minor

  • Major

  • Modal

Question 8 of 20

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How would you describe the texture between the pipes and fiddle?

Select one of the following:

  • Heterophonic

  • Polyphonic

  • Monophonic

  • Homophonic

Question 9 of 20

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The song is entirely diatonic and the dominant chord of D is avoided. What key is the song in?

Select one of the following:

  • D Major

  • C Major

  • G Major

  • E minor

Question 10 of 20

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The song is notated in having a compound quadruple metre of 12/8. How is this emphasized in the song?

Select one of the following:

  • The hi-hat rhythm changes when the full band enters, emphasizing 12/8

  • The hi-hat rhythm creates cross rhythms, emphasizing 12/8

  • The piece is polyrhythmic, therefore 12/8 is emphasized continuously throughout

Question 11 of 20

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Is the vocal line mainly melismatic or syllabic?

Select one of the following:

  • Melismatic

  • Syllabic

Question 12 of 20

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What are the three main chords used in the song?

Select one of the following:

  • D, F and C

  • C, F, and Em

  • G, Em and C

Question 13 of 20

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What is the name of the chord played by the synthesizer which opens up the song?

Select one of the following:

  • Hexachord

  • Cluster chord

Question 14 of 20

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In this style of music, what is more important: Harmony or Melody and Rhythm?

Select one of the following:

  • Melody and Rhythm

  • Harmony

Question 15 of 20

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The melodic lines are played in a folk style. How is this achieved?

Select one of the following:

  • Instruments improvise around the melody simultaneously, with slight changes to the melody.

  • Instruments are playing through simple melodic motifs with repetition

  • Instruments play in a monophonic texture.

Question 16 of 20

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Describe the texture at the opening of the song

Select one of the following:

  • A layered texture is achieved in the beginning of the song

  • A monophonic texture is achieved with an acoustic guitar at the beginning.

Question 17 of 20

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What is heterophonic texture?

Select one of the following:

  • Two or more parts playing at the same time throughout the piece.

  • A single melodic line that has been changed gradually throughout the piece.

  • Two or more parts playing the same melodic line simultaneously with small variations between the parts.

Question 18 of 20

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The voice in verse three serves as a link for verse four. This is achieved by having:

Select one of the following:

  • The last line sung unaccompanied.

  • Backing vocals join in before verse four

Question 19 of 20

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At which range do the instruments usually play in?

Select one of the following:

  • Low range

  • Mid range

  • High range

Question 20 of 20

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Out of these instruments, which one is NOT a traditional folk instrument?

Select one of the following:

  • Accordion

  • Bouzouki

  • Fiddle

  • Electric Guitar

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Capercaillie - Skye Waulking Song

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