VIVA VOCE

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DURATION

-Always played in 4/4 time.

-Tempo is relatively fast.

1-Drum fill with accents on snare drum.

2-Accents on counts 2 and 4 on the snare and crash cymbal.

3-Bass plays predominantly semi quavers.

PITCH

12-The main melody is sung in different ranges but mostly in a high pitch.

-Guitar accompanies with power chords.

18-Simple chord progression on guitar.

-Nice easy flow throughout the song.

DYNAMICS AND EXP. TECHNIQUES

13-Vocals slightly screaming. (Varies)

4-Intro of the song always starts with one instrument and then the rest of the

19-Crash muted.

-Instruments vary from loud to soft.

5-Call and response.

6-Drums uses electric pad "bass drop" makes a really low bass noise.

-Capo used on 2nd fret.

14-Crescendo on snare and ride. (0.04) And (1.12).

TONE COLOUR

15-A really rough rock sound.

-Ghost notes on snare.

16-Guitar slides up and down from one note to another.

-Guitar uses distortion and sometimes uses clean tone.

7-Uses tambourine and Cabassa.20

-Double strokes on snare.

8-Palm muted on guitar as variation (varies) (1.45)

9-Cowbell used in beat.

TEXTURE

10-Singing in harmony (in different pitch) (0.39) and (1.18).

11-Sung in unison (2.08).

17-Distortion on guitar, prominent bass line (stands out well) accents on drums, which makes the density thick.

-Instruments come in and the song builds up. (Texture)

STRUCTURE

-Ostinato guitar riff (repetitive)

-Intro, verse, chorus, guitar solo, verse, chorus, drum solo, bridge and outro.