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African Music  Presentation By Pip and Tricia
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They vary from drums, to percussion. Also singing is used often. Singing is the main driving force behind African  music because it’s expressive and often about  religion.  There are lots of different instruments used in  African music.  
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African drums come in different shapes and sizes  and are often made out of things, that are easy  to find in Africa. E.G Animals skins, wood, stones, dried fruits. The bodies are normally made out of wood, clay  and gourds. The drum heads are made out of animal  skin.
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 Djembe  Is called the healing drum,  it dates back to 12 th  century  West African. It has a wide  tonal range making it  different from other African  drums. Talking drum The talking drum has an  hourglass shape. They have a  head at both edges, and you  squeeze it’s body to create  different sounds. Some people  are so advanced at playing 
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Unformatted text preview: this drum, they can mimic someone speaking when playing. Hence the name. They often have a hocked beater to play the drum with. Talking drum video Percussion Gonokgui Gonkogui is a double bell which is held whilst being struck with a stick. One bell has a high and one low tone. Axatse/Shekere The Axatse or Shekere has seeds or beeds loosely covering a hollowed ball via a net. It is played by striking it on hands, or their legs, in various patterns. Singing Musical styles: African In African music repetition is often used to organize the music. Repeating pattern Is used also improvisation is used. Polyphony and Polyrhythm are also important. Polyphony has many musical parts or rhythms interweaving with each other. Call-and-response is very popular. Pitch in African music is largely determined by the tuning of the drums....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course MUSIC 378 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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