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Unformatted text preview: 3 styles of vocal delivery: singing (ji) speaking (kotoba) half-speaking, half-singing (ji iro) Learning Bunraku One-on-one Master teacher Rote 2/25/09 West African Percussion Ensemble 4 possible functions: Timekeeper, plays 1 ostinato rhythm without change throughout the piece Emphasis of the time keeper Supporting drums Lead (or Master) drum 2/27/09 Xylophone: Tuned idiophones Keys made of wood 5 tone (pentatonic) scales are common range: about 3 octaves (about 15 keys) played by one person buzzing timbre common (produced via modified gourd resonators) African xylophones are fixed key instruments Example: amadinda xylophone from East African Buganda people Pentatonic scale 12 keys (2 octaves + 2 extra notes) Loose key design (no resonators)multiple players (3 for the amadinda) Bar struck on edges with wood sticks...
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This document was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course MBI 111 at Miami University.
- Fall '07