Greek Music

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  • Greek Music
    • Rhythm
      • Irregular time signatures
      • 5/8    7/8    (these are hard times L)
      • Accents-   123 45 or 123 45 67
    • Melodies
      • Simple
      • Ornamentation
      • Move by step
      • Lyrical
      • Modes
      • Harmonised by a 3rd
      • Regular phrases
    • Tonality
      • Diatonic chords
      • Tonic and dominant emphasised by bass instrument
      • Some modulation
      • Clear cadences
    • Timbre and Articulation
      • Bowed or plucked string instruments
      • Hand percussion
      • Wind instruments
      • Tremolos
      • Slides
    • Structure and Form
      • Short sections
      • Repeated sections
    • Texture
      • Prominent melody line
      • Accompaniment
      • Off beat chords
    • Tempo, Metre and Rhythm
      • Irregular time signatures
      • Dancing
    • Bazouki
      • o  A string instrument that has 3 or 4 pairs of strings
      • Strings are tuned to same note or an octave apart
      • Often plays the melody
      • Usually slides and tremolos in 3rds
    • General Info
      • Folk music consists of both dances and song
      • Heard  at celebrations and social events
      • Heard in cafes, restaurants and bars around country

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