Unformatted text preview: The melody is very different in the music of these cultures as well. The African people use many simple rhythms overlapping, while the Native Americans use one single, repetitive melody. When it comes to dancing, the African people are very sporadic, moving every part of their bodies in a different way and at different times. The Native Americans, on the other hand, are very precise in their movements and take pride in not making any mistakes. The most common instruments used in African cultures are idiophones and are aerophones in the Native American culture, but in both nations the membranophones, or drums, are very influential instruments and are used very frequently. These cultures are very different in the way they demonstrate music, but both take it very seriously and it is very important to their daily lives....
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- Fall '08
- Native Americans in the United States, African People, Native American culture