07 - and rhythm Improvisation with formulae Ritual...

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Epics: Gilgamesh (Babylonian) Homer, Iliad and Odyssey (Greece) Virgil, Aeneid (Rome) Epic poetry derives from a performance tradition, song tradition Note: talk to doc five about writing/epic shit that eddy discussed Bard: Performer/poet, sing improvised poetry, men, about men, oral improvisation of a long-ass poem Almost always about a great hero, almost always male, in poetry with pitch inflections
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Unformatted text preview: and rhythm Improvisation with formulae Ritual presentation of words. similar to Beowulf performance or Serbian performances? In some traditions, musical instrument plays exactly what performer sings. in others, there is some singing and some speaking, some accompanied and some not, and some doubled with instrument Dance enhances the poetic/musical aspect, goes hand-in-hand...
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