Religious Music MUS100

Religious Music - Examples 5 This song was too party-ish to be a religious song and the “ahhhhh” somewhere near the beginning also gave it away

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Example 1: The shaman curing song from the Latin America introduction had to have been religious. A lot of other religious songs were sung in the absence of music. There would be one main person who carried things out and sing the praise or in this case, the curing song. Example2: sounded like one of those solo street-side entertainers in a place like Honduras where tourists would stop by and take pictures. This was definitely not a religious song. Example 3: This sound was too upbeat and the scales used along with the guitar didn’t make it sound religious to me. Example 4: This music uses the “lining out”—call and response characteristics of early folk psalms.
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Unformatted text preview: Examples 5: This song was too party-ish to be a religious song, and the “ahhhhh” somewhere near the beginning also gave it away that it had nothing to do with religious music. Example 6: Nowhere did we read that the mbira or anything like it has been used in religious music, so I will have to say this doesn’t sound religious either. The rest of the songs from the individual countries are more upbeat than religious, and the instruments just don’t seem like they would be suitable for religious music....
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2011 for the course FIN 322 taught by Professor Zhu during the Spring '11 term at Oakland University.

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