Koko- Yiri

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  • Yiri
    • Tempo
      • Free tempo in the intro
        • Steady and constant afterwards
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Cross rhythms
      • Soloist uses triplets
      • Drums play a rhythmic ostinato
    • Dynamics
      • Very little dynamic variation throughout
    • Context
      • Music from Burkina Faso
      • Yiri means wood
      • Performed from memory then transcribed
    • Metre
      • mostly 4/4
    • Structure
      • Intro
      • Main section
        • Drum ostinato and call and response between the chorus and soloist
      • Coda
        • Balafon variations on a phrase. Ending with an Agogo bell
    • Melody
      • Short phrases
      • Ephasises the tomic and dominant ( Gb and Db respectively)
      • The balafon has more develpoed solo breaks
    • Instrumentation
      • Two balafons
      • Djembes
      • Talking drum
      • Voices
        • Chorus
        • Soloist
    • Texture
      • Built up from independant lines
      • Monophonic intro
      • Occasional heterophony
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Gb major
      • Hexatonic
      • Unison singing with no harmonies
      • Limited harmony throughout

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