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Unformatted text preview: performers. Although they dont often use notes, nonwestern music still has scales. They also have a higher range intervals than in western world. And they have more complex rhythms. In nonwestern music, musicians categorizes their music in 4 groups. Chordophones, aerophones, membranophones and idiophones. Chordophones is like the string instruments of the nonwestern culture. They are plucked or struck. The musical bow is one of the most commonly used chordophone. Most of them either have a gourd generator or as the resonator. Aerophones is the woodwind family. Its the instruments that you have to blow into. Unlike the western instruments, most of the aerophones do not have reeds. They are more simple to play. Membrenophones are the percussion family. Skin is usually used for percussion. Idiophones are everything else that doesnt belong to the other groups....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course PERFORMING MUL2010 taught by Professor Ms.mautner during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.
- Spring '11