Traditional Music

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GCSE Music Mind Map on Traditional Music, created by emilyh on 12/16/2013.

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Traditional Music
1 West Africa
1.1 Musical Characteristics
1.1.1 Pentatonic
1.1.2 strongly rhythmic
1.1.3 Many ostinati
1.1.4 Very repetitive
1.1.5 Polyrhythmic
1.1.6 Call-and-response singing
1.2 Instruments
1.2.1 Djembes
1.2.1.1 Hand drums
1.2.2 Bells
1.2.2.1 Agogo
1.2.3 Balafon
1.2.3.1 a xylophone with gourd resonators
1.2.3.1.1 pentatonic
1.2.3.1.2 wooden bars
1.2.4 Kora
1.2.4.1 a harp made from a calabash
1.2.4.1.1 calabash- a large hollow gourd)
1.2.4.2 up to 25 strings
1.2.5 Mbira
1.2.5.1 thumb piano
1.2.5.2 often placed inside a gourd
1.2.5.2.1 gourd acts as resonator
1.2.6 Shekeres
1.2.6.1 Shakers
1.2.7 Uyot
1.2.7.1 Rattle
2 Carribean
2.1 Musical Characteristics
2.1.1 Usually major
2.1.2 Strongly rhythmic
2.1.2.1 syncopation
2.1.3 Much Repetition
2.1.4 Latin percussion
2.1.5 Call-and-response singing
2.1.6 Mostly chords 1, 4 & 5
2.2 Instruments
2.2.1 Trumpets
2.2.2 Guitars
2.2.3 Latin Percussion
2.2.3.1 Cabasa
2.2.3.2 Guiro
2.2.3.3 Bongos
2.2.3.4 Congos
2.2.3.5 Agogo
3 Indian
3.1 Instruments
3.1.1 Tambura
3.1.1.1 Plays the drone
3.1.2 Sitar
3.1.2.1 Plays the melody
3.1.2.1.1 Rag
3.1.3 Tabla
3.1.3.1 Play the rhythm
3.1.3.1.1 Tal
3.2 Musical Characteristics
3.2.1 Mostly improvised
3.2.2 (Often in) Free rhythm
3.2.3 Uses Indian modes
3.2.3.1 Modes=scales
3.2.3.2 Tonalitly is modal

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