Review #23 - Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #23 Group #2...

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Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #23 Group #2 An Acoustic Geography of Intertribal Pow-wow Songs The article begins talking of modern day music with two distinctive styles, the “Northern” and “Southern” styles. This is interesting because our research paper due next week deals with modern aspects of our selected tribe and hopefully this will help me write my paper. It next states that southern singing is the “conventional style” of Oklahoma. The Northern style resides from the northern plain and Great Lakes regions and was influenced by the Warrior Society songs. One emphasized point is that a “Traditional” song with Native language text meant for the Grass Dancers could have been changed into a Women’s Traditional Dance song, but never a Crow Hop. The article states that the major change in this music after 1900 was the introduction of “hard beats.” Southern hard beats were placed at the end of the second phrase while the hard beats ran throughout Northern styles; this was the major difference at the time between the two. I find it interesting that songs in pow-wows can serve dual purpose depending on
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course MUS 265 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Washington State University .

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Review #23 - Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #23 Group #2...

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