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MUS 185 Exam 1 Study Guide

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MUS 185 Exam 1 Study Guide 05/03/2008 14:03:00 Describe the musical type known as Agbekor? Originally preformed in times of war Currently preformed for social occasions Specific dance movements are used. o Have to react to the certain ways that they play Music accompaniment = percussion ensemble No melodic instruments used (except voice) Identify and describe the four common functions that instruments in a  typical West African percussion follow? Timekeeper o Foundation of the music o Can never vary Emphasis of the timekeeper o The meter of the music Supporting Drums Lead or master drum o Only one that can improvise What is the difference between consonant/dissonant and  conjunct/disjunct? Consonance/Dissonance o These terms deal with how the sound is perceived. A pleasing sound is  consonant; a dissonant sound is not pleasing. Dissonance often (but  not always) wants to move towards consonance. Conjunct/disjunct
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o These terms describe how a melody is constructed in terms of  intervals. A melody with mostly small or narrow intervals (Mary had a  little lamb) can be called conjunct. A melody with mostly large or wide  intervals (take me out to the ballgame) can be called disjunct. Can you discuss the concepts of  raga  and  tala  in ICM? Raga o Like a scale o Only one raga is utilized for each piece of music o In other words, pieces of ICM never modulate. Tala o The Indian term for meter o Like raga, ONLY ONE TALA is used for a given piece of music. What is enculturation?
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