Chorus-Verse structure (know the difference between a chorus and a verse) Listening: ° Be able to identify the following instruments based on their sound: oud, mizmar, nay, qanun, tabla, riqq (revisit the listening examples in “Middle Eastern Sound Readings and Activities”) ° Be able to distinguish heterophony versus monophony versus homophony in listening (revisit the listening examples in the powerpoint/activities)
°“Karma Police” by Radiohead (Middle Eastern cover) – think about the Middle Eastern musical elements in the song. How has it changed in to sounding Middle Eastern? See more under week 3 readings and activities. Textbook CD Track 33 “Oud taqasim”: why is this a taqasim? Think about the monophonic texture, no iqa presence (non metrical) and improvisational style. WEEK 4Topics: Middle Eastern melodic modes (maqamat)Middle Eastern rhythmic modes (iqa’at)Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean):Maqam: definition and function/quarter step (or quarter tone)Maqamat and EmotionsTablaRiqqDuffDumm & Takk soundsOrnamenting an iqa Zaffa iqa (don’t memorize the D T sequence but be able to recognize itwhen listening; where is it performed?)Saidi iqa (don’t memorize the D T sequence but be able to recognize it when listening; What type of music does it accompany?)
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