Koko - Yiri

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Repetition
Rhythms, harmonies and melodies are often repeated to form ostinatio's.
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Improvisation
Melodies are frequently made up of improvised phrases.
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Call and Response
Is a section where a soloist sings or plays a phrase and a larger group replies with an answering phrase.
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Layered Textures
Music built up from independent lines that are designed to be heard together.
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Yiri
Means wood most of the instruments in this peice (other than the bell) are made from wood.
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Balaphone
An instrument similar to a Xylophone made of wooden bars.
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Djembe
Is a type of drum that is played using the hands.
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Talking drum
Is another type of drum however this one is played with a hooked stick.
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What does the introduction consist of?
A balaphone solo that plays a tremolo
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What does the main section of this peice consist of?
A constant ostinato played by the drums and a strong pulse. It alternated between balafon solo's and choruses. There is also a vocal section in which the call and response section is performed.
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What is the coda of this peice?
A short phrase for the balafon and is played 5 times varying slightly each time. The drum ostinato is interrupted by rests and a bell is sounded to mark the end of the peice.
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What key is Yiri in?
Gflat major
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What does Hexatonic mean?
It is based on a six-note scale (without the F)
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What is the main metre of the peice?
4/4 (although a few bars are in a different metre)
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What is the tempo of the introduction?
A free tempo.
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What is the tempo after the introduction?
The tempo maintains a steady pulse for the rest of the peice.
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Where is syncopation used?
Syncopation is frequently used in the vocla and balafon parts.
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Cross rhythms
A section of music where two or more conflicted rhythms are played together.
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What does the drums rhythmic ostinato throughout consist of?
A quaver and two semiquavers repeated over.
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Where is the monophonic texture?
In the introduction (balafon solo)
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When the two balafons play different version of the same tune together what is this called?
Heterophonic
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Describe the dynamics in this peice?
There is very little dynamic variation.
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Melodies are frequently made up of improvised phrases.

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Improvisation

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Is a section where a soloist sings or plays a phrase and a larger group replies with an answering phrase.

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Card 4

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Music built up from independent lines that are designed to be heard together.

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Card 5

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Means wood most of the instruments in this peice (other than the bell) are made from wood.

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