Afro Celt Sound System - Release

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Terms in this set (...)

Fusion
A mix of two different styles of music.
Drone
A low sustained note. Heard at the start of the set work.
Drum Machine
An electronic device used to create drum beats.
Tonality of Release
C minor or Aeolian mode
Tempo at the start of Release
Free time
Main tempo of Release
4/4
Layering
A type of texture where the parts of played on top of one another.
Looping
A repeating sample of music.
Piano loops
The last 2 loops of Release
Ostinato
A repeating rhythmic pattern.
Uilleann pipes and high whistle
First solo section
Chromaticism
Notes which are not part of the key signature.
Accordian
Plays fast chords to accompany the solos
Male vocals
Verse 2 vocals sung in Gaelic
Fiddle
The folk version of a violin.
Female vocals
Verse 1 vocals sung in English
Homophonic
A musical texture - melody and accompaniment.
Hurdy-Gurdy
A type of folk instrument.
Kora
A type of African stringed instrument.
Dance, Celtic and African
The styles that this set work is a fusion of.
Vocables
Wordless singing
Ornamentation
Decoration which is placed on a melody to make it sound more interesting.
Polyphonic
A musical texture with many independent parts.
Reverb
How a sound echoes around a specific room.
Syllabic
One note per syllable.
Talking Drum
A type of African drum.
Bodhrán
Irish folk drum
Swirling synth sounds created by filtering
The first loops heard in Release
Heterophonic
A musical texture where two or more instruments play the same line but with slight differences.
Uilleann Pipes
A type of folk instrument.

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