World Music Exam Native American Flashcards

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Gadasjot - tribe
Iroquois
Gadasjot - instrument(s)
none
purpose of vocables
express emotion
Grass dance - tribe
sioux
who introduced scat singing
Louis Armstrong
what is 1-2 beat called?
duple
the beat structure is called...
meter
Grass dance - what instrument (s)
drum
the native american instrument that looks like a piece of wood on a string:
whip
what is another name for verse
stanza
the absence of harmony is called
monophonic
powwows
Sioux Grass Dances are frequently performed today at these events
coda
added "tail" section of the song
syncopation
unexpected rhythmical style. Used in the Quiver Dance Song
Native american music is often only _______, repeated over and over
verse
What tribe does the bear dance?
southern ute
instrument consisting of 2 rocks clapped together
prayer stones
Singing multiple melodies at the same time is called...(...phonic)?
polyphonic
the first and/or most important music generated in the united states
jazz
What tribe does the corn grinding song?
Navajo
Grass dance - meter
3 beat AND 4 beat
What do pueblo dances typically honor?
animal or bird
What tribe does the bow and arrow dance?
pueblo
what are some typical characteristics of Sioux music?
falsetto and slide
what is the standard meter in american music
duple
what is a native american term for coda
tail
Gadasjot - purpose in culture
recreational, tells a story
what is another name for slide (in music)
portamento
What is unusual about the Creek death chant?
harmony
2 styles of native american lyrics
vocables and actual words
what is the most standard music form?
A B A
Shizhane'e - ceremony that it is used for
enemyway ceremony
Shizhane'e - What can be noticed about the singing?
melodic, men singing
What was the name of the song that Pavarotti sang in the youtube video we watched?
Nessun Dorma
Who was the conductor of the 1980 NY philharmonic in the youtube video of Pavarotti that we watched?
Zubin Mehta
When the leader sings and the group responds:
call and response
What are the 2 things that comprise the Seneca robin dance?
chant and drum
Call and Response
a musical form in the "Quiver Dance Song" that affects texture
what are the 4 major native american instruments?
bells, rattle, drum, rasp
What are 4 characteristics of the Navajo?
weaving, intermarried w/apaches, SW desert (W I S)
Lullaby - what can be noticed about singing?
monophonic, basically 2 notes, simple
Grass dance - what can be noticed about the singing?
leader, male repeat, women, portamento at end of female sections, falsetto
Gadasjot - what can be noticed about the singing?
call and response, relaxed, portamento at the end
Yeibichai - what can be noticed about the singing?
men, call and response, falsetto AND low pitch (big dips), monophonic (in unison)
Describe the drum sticks used by the Bear Creek pow wow group on youtube
look like miniature corn dogs, oblong, cotton batting, leather on the top
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