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Champagne Introduction to World Music Listening Assignment 1: “Sarasiruha” The song, “Sarasihura,” included no vocals and was, in its entirety, instrumental. The instruments used for this song consisted of chordophones and vibraphones. This combination resulted in a polyrhythmic structure. The chordophone and the beats of the vibraphone, coming in midway during the song, exhibit the polyphonic texture of homophony. The main chordophone serves as the dominant melody of the piece while the vibraphone serves as the background drone of the piece. However, later in the song, the vibraphone becomes more than a background drone. During this instant in the song, the vibraphone is the dominant beat being heard, almost making the song resemble a solo. The chordophone is introduced again as the dominant melody in the last few seconds of the song, placing the vibraphone as the background drone again. Another thing to be noticed is a second chordophone in the background that resounds like an echo after
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