Yiri - Koko

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  • Yiri - Koko
    • Instruments
      • Balafon
        • Similar to a xylophone
        • made of wood
          • Means 'wood'
      • Djembe
        • Drum played with the hands
      • Talking Drum
        • Drum played with a stick/ used to imitate speech
      • Solo Voice
        • Sings call
      • Bell
        • Signifies end of piece
      • Dundun
      • Choir
        • Call and response
    • Structure
      • Introduction
        • Balafon solo played using tremolo
      • Main section
        • Drums play ostinato/ strong clean pulse
        • Balaphon solos
        • Choruses
        • Vocal solo/ call and response
      • Coda
        • Balafon plays phrase 5 times/ slight variation
        • Drum ostinato interrupted by rests
    • Texture/ Dynamics
      • Layered texture
      • Introduction - monophonic texture
      • Little dynamic variation
    • Rhythm/ Metre/ Tempo
      • In 4/4
      • Introduction - free tempo
      • Main section - steady pulse
      • Syncopation - accenting weak beats or between beats
      • Balafon plays semiquavers in groups of 3 - creates cross rhythms - playing on different beats
      • vocal soloist - triplets
    • Melody/ Tonality/ Harmony
      • Hexatonic - 6 notes
      • Balafons play short patterns/ fall from high to low
      • Emphasis on G flat and D flast
      • Choir sings choruses in unison
      • Short falling phrases
    • Means 'wood'

Comments

Samuel Richardson

Nice use of colour on this mindmap on Koko. The main points are all included under the headings use in Section B analysis. 

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