Topics: Music, Singing, Rhythm Pages: 2 (529 words) Published: April 29, 2013
The melody of “Skye Waulking Song” is based on a pentatonic scale (a scale with five notes per octave). All instruments play within the middle of their range, excusing the singer who sings a few head register notes to add some needed emotion to the notes. The Bouzouki (Greek musical instrument) and the piano play a counterpoint melody (a technique involving two simultaneous melodies) to help Section A to move along. Vocables are frequently used throughout the piece, this allows the listener to easily sing along. The piece has a strophic structure meaning the melody is the same for both verses. The articulation of the piece involves using the Tremolo effect (Gives the effect of trembling) on the violin at the beginning. Ornamentation is using within some of the bouzouki line (meaning the line has been decorated greatly). The Dynamics of the piece are based on the amount of instruments that are being played. Its quieter at the beginning, and gradually becomes louder in section B with no instruments playing between sections A and B, helping to prepare the new section. Capercaillie has a melody that is dominated homophony – Meaning only melody and accompaniment is used in Section A. The call and response effect is used between the piano and bouzouki, giving the effect of both instruments fighting for the lead. Hetrophonic sections (characterized by the simultaneous variation of one melody) are used between the pipes and violins in Section B. Section A and Section B are linked by an unaccompanied line, contributing to the structure of the piece. The piece mainly has a strophic structure (the melody is the same for both verses). Section A has a traditional and simple beat that is in the key of E Minor. Throughout section A, Chords vary between E Minor and G major. Through the whole piece, it is quiet and peaceful, with the singer being the most important contributor by keeping the rhythm. Section B is a full band section, with the drum and the bass...
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