AOS4 Yiri - Koko

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  • Created by: Polly
  • Created on: 11-05-13 17:40

Metre, Rhythm and Tempo

Metre

Mainly 4/4, occasional 3/4,5/4 and 6/4

Rhythm

  • Drum ostinato for most - semiquaver, sq, q, sq, sq, q
  • Crodd rhythms
  • Polyrhythms
  • Syncopation

Tempo

Intro is in free time, rest is moderate for most

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Dynamics, Accompaniment/Instrumentation and Textur

Dynamics

Similar dynamics for most with shouts

Accompaniment/Instrumentation

  • Balafon provide layers of ostinato with variation
  • Drums - donno, tamtam, djembe, dundun
  • Vocals

Texture

  • Intro is monophonic
  • Heterophony is balafons
  • Instrumental and melodic sections
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Harmony and Tonality, Melody and Form/Structure

Harmony and Tonality

  • G flat hexatonic scale used for most
  • Multiple statements of G flat, D flat establishes G flat as tonal centre

Melody

  • Main balafon melody is two bars long
  • Vocal features some long held notes with punctuations of Yiri
  • Improvisation in most parts

Form/Structure

Intro - series of vocal sections and balafon breaks

Call and response in vocal

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