African A Capella

Grace Isaac
Flashcards by Grace Isaac, updated more than 1 year ago
Grace Isaac
Created by Grace Isaac over 4 years ago
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GCSE Music (Area of Study 2) Flashcards on African A Capella, created by Grace Isaac on 04/21/2016.

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Where would African a capella be performed? Religious ceremonies, weddings
How do the players know what to play? Learned by ear ( oral tradition), following the soloist
What is the the typical structure of African a capella? Very repetitive
What texture is used in African a capella? Homophony, Call and response (antiphony)
How would you describe the melody? Repetitive, phrases die away at the end and descend
What are the rhythms in African a capella like? Complex, syncopated and follow natural rhythms of speech
Where does African a capella originate from? Africa
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