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15 January, 2016 - 09:13
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If musical instruments are used in the piece:

  • What are the instruments used?
  • What is each instrument's function? Does it, for example, play solo melodies, create a rhythmic pattern, play chords, or a drone, or a harmony or bass line?
  • How would you describe the types of sounds available to each of these instruments in this type of piece? (For example, does the instrument sound strident at the top of its range but quiet and breathy in a lower range. Is it an electronic instrument that has multiple timbres available at the touch of a button?)
  • Do the instruments, and the way they are used, strongly suggest a particular musical style or tradition?
  • In what ways are the instruments, and the way they are used, typical or unusual for this type of piece?