Yiri (Basic Analysis)

A useful table full of general information on Koko's Yiri.


(M= melody A= Accompaniment D= Dynamics T= Texture S= Structure H= Harmony                    I= Instruments R= Rhythm T= Tonality S= Speed)

Useful for anyone doing the GCSE Edexcel Music course... enjoy! :)

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Melody Improvised Melodies
Call and Response
There are 3 main strands:
1. The Balafon ostinati (polyphonic texture)
2. The drum ostinati (one-bar pattern)
3. The vocal line (pentatonic call and response structure)

Accompaniment Ostinato on drums that only stops during the Balafons break in the

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Tone languages are used when the pitch determined the meaning of the words.


Samuel Richardson


This is a really nice set of notes on 'Yiri by Koko. They are usefully laid out in a table, with all the categories of analysis included. 

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