TEST 2 INFORMATION

TEST 2 INFORMATION - TEST 2 INFORMATION Latin American music is influenced by 2 things 1 Culture that is already there 2 Slaves the slave trade

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TEST 2 INFORMATION 2-27-08 Latin American music is influenced by 2 things: 1. Culture that is already there 2. Slaves – the slave trade Most of the explorers that settled in Mexico were the Spanish 2-29-08 Basic Characteristics of Traditional African Music: 1. Poly-Rhythms – 2 rhythms that occur simultaneously 2. Responsorial Forms – single performer gives some sort of call and the group responds… Called Call and Response 3. Ostenado – short pattern that repeats over and over again 4. Use of Percussion – used soloisticially, the most instruments associated with African music… drums, rattles, xylophones Background Shimmer – small add-ons to instruments that add a buzzing sound 5. Close connection between Music and Language 6. Participatory Nature of the Arts – everyone participates from a very young age 7. A close connection between different performing arts 3-3-08 African Music: Spain and African music combine to make Latin music Music and Language African music is considered a tonal language Talking drum – chords connect both heads and squeezing the cords changes the pitch of the drum Elbow Stick – improves the angle for hitting the drum … increases the sound of the drum alot Traditional Instruments – the most important types are membranophones (drums) & idiophones – the actual instrument vibrates and makes a sound (symbols, shakers, bells, log drums, xylophones) & aerophones – anything that you play with your breathe/air & chordophones – strings of the instrument vibrate to make the sound (loot – any instrument with a neck … cello, guitar, violin, zither – chamber with strings stretched across it) Alternation Playing – when you have a big group of people and you divide the notes up between a big group of players Ewe Tribe – specialize in big drumming orchestras with big instruments that everyone knows how to play at an early age
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Otzia Sweet – shows off how good the performers are or how good the music is Mbira – a series of metal tongs that you pluck… you do it with each hand at the same time 3-17-08 Latin American Music: Syncretism – fusion of cultures Language – Spanish language binds them all together Religion – mainly roman catholic Christianity Overall characteristics of Latin American Music: 1. Parallel Thirds – gives the music a specific sound
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course MUSC 200 taught by Professor Vogel during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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TEST 2 INFORMATION - TEST 2 INFORMATION Latin American music is influenced by 2 things 1 Culture that is already there 2 Slaves the slave trade

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