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What is folk rock?
Fusion of folk music and rock music.
This song is a rock ballad.
What is the album from? When was it released?
Album called 'Grace' and released in 1994. (Another track called Hallelujah)
Instrumentation?
Guitars, bass guitar, synth, strings and drum kit. Guitars 'drop D tuning', music written in tab/ Synth and strings less prominant, usd to add effects/ vary texture.
Texture?
Thickens towards end, esp in coda.
Technology?
Modulation, distortion, flanging. Overdubbing and EQ.
Structure?
Verse-chorus form.
Intro, verse 1, chorus 1, verse 2, chorus 2, bridge, verse 3, coda.
Tonality?
E minor, ambigous tonality.
Harmony?
Chromatic chords in parallel motion. Dissonant harmonies.
Melody?
Vocals improvised, wide range. Most phrases are falling showing melancholy. Ornamentation and glissandos. Syllabic but some melismas. Use of falsetto and passage of vocalisation.
Word Setting?
Word painting - 'cries' set to falling 5th sounds like crying.
'pain' and 'leave' very high register, sounds fraught.
Rhythm?
12/8 compound time. Bass drum and snare drum accent backbeats. Syncopation and cross rhythms.