Koko - Yiri

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  • Koko - Yiri
    • Recorded in 2004
    • Melody
      • Hexatonic
      • Chorus - singers in unison
      • Balafon has solo break in between choruses which are more virtuosic
      • Short falling phrases
    • Time Signature
      • 4/4
    • Structure
      • 3 sections
        • Intro
        • Main Section
        • Coda
    • Tempo
      • Intro - free tempo
    • Texture
      • Layered
      • Monophonic in intro (balafon solo)
      • Occasionally heterophonic when 2 balafons play different versions of the same tune at the same time
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Cross rhythms
      • Triplets
      • Balafon plays semiquavers in groups of 3
      • Drums play a rhythmic ostinato throughtout the piece (quaver +2 semiquavers)
    • Dynamics
      • Little dynamic variation
    • Tonality
      • Gb Major
      • Emphasis on Gb & Db (dominant)
    • Harmony
      • Hexatonic (no F)

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