Afro Celt Collaborative Coggle (melody (lilymay :<3: :champagne:) …
Afro Celt Collaborative Coggle
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Meter, Tempo and Rythem (Zoe)
The opening section is in Free time
When the loops start at 0;48, a moderately fast
tempo in 4/4 time
Instrumental solos feature strings of rapid short notes, echoing fast, this happens often in traditional Celtic music .
Triplets featuer in the Low whistle solo and Fiddle loops
Repeated loops create the effect of Ostinatos or Riffs
The texture created by the different rhythms can be described as
mezzo forte (mf)
loops make the illusion that the sound is getting louder
Celtic Instruments: Hurdy Gurdy, Accordion, the low whistle, the bodhran and the fiddle
West African instruments: Djembe, and the talking drums
Pop music influences include the electric bass guitar and a pop synthesizer
The loops fade in and out of the piece with the use of a mixing tape. There are overall 28 loops
The Instrument's solos are influenced by Irish Folk Music
The Hurdy Gurdy plays wider leaps, even octaves
The uillean pipes and low whistle play with conjunct and disconjunct movement
The low whistle solo includes triplets
melody (lilymay :<3: :champagne:)
Use of glissando(sliding)and ornamentation(acciaccatura).
The main verse is syllabic.
The main verse is syllabic.
Reverb throughout the whole track.
Limited range for the female vocal (6th). The male has a more extended range of a 13th.
The instrumental solo melodies are influenced by Irish folk and this is demonstrated in the semiquaver rhythms. The uilleann pipes and low whistle solos have a mixture of conjunct and disjunct movement, but the low whistle solo includes shorter rhythms including triplets. The hurdy gurdy solo includes much wider leaps including octaves in the melody.
The melody of the first verse uses the 5 pitches of the pentatonic minor scale of C.
The vocal melody is made of four similar 2 bar phrases. They start on G and end on C ( a 5th lower)
Verse one is mainly conjunt
reverb is used through the whole track
much of the peice features loops
starts with a drone
it uses two different synth tones, herd panned L and R, both synths are being filtered with low pass filters.
these are sequences of pitches that are a different pattern to major and minor scales
the usual raised seventh tone is not used
extended chords used
repetitive chord sequences
in c minor
use of drone
harmony is static
Structure - Noah
3 long verses
introduction, verse, instrumental break, verse, Celtic solos, verse, drums, outro.
The song is a tribute to an original member , jonas bruce who died after the realease of the first album
The song includes three different languages english,maninka (a language of Guinea)and irish.All of these languages influence the music in some way.
celtic (scotish , irish and welsh)
Their first album was realeased in 1996 and was called volume 1 :sound magic
Release was published in 1990 by afro celt. it is found their second album volume 2.
Heterophonic texture (variations of a melody line)
Use of drone throught the song
The main texture is homophonic or "layered homophony"
Melody and accompaniment
The female vocals sing the melody while the accompaniment is made of layers
Use of loops- There are 28 in total throughout the piece
The multiple melodies layered over one another is there to create tension and depth to the texture