Calypso - OCR Music GCSE

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  • Calypso
    • Instrments
      • Made out of old oil drums
      • Tenor pans lead the ensemble
      • Guitar pans
      • Alto Pans
      • Bass Pans
      • Maracas
      • Tambourines
      • Drums
    • 4/4 timing with syncopation
    • often uses three-beat rhythms with short two long beats followed by a short beat
    • often uses call-and-response
    • simple harmony
    • verse and chorus songs
    • topical, witty lyrics
    • long notes played by rolling, called the tremolo effect
    • smooth, expressive melodic phrases


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