Yiri - Koko

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What kind of music is Yiri?
West African
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What are professional West African musicians called?
Griots
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How is musical knowledge passed on?
Oral tradition
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List the features of west african music
1-call-and-response, 2-improvised melodies, 3-repetition 4-layered textures
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Who is Yiri performed by?
Koko
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How many members are in 'Koko'?
6
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Where do Koko come from?
Burkina Faso
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What does 'yiri' mean?
wood
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What kind of score is your score of Yiri?
A transcription
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Why might the song be called Yiri?
Because all instruments, besides the bell, are wooden.
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Which instruments are heard in Yiri?
The Djembe, The Balafon and the Talking drum
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The singers are split into two groups. Name the two groups
Soloist singer and a chorus
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What is a Balafon?
An instrument similar to the xylophone, made up of wooden bars each of which is tuned to a different pitch
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What is a Djembe?
A drum that is played with the hands
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What is a Talking Drum?
A drum played with a hooked stick. They can be used to imitate speech by creating different slides and pitches
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The piece is split into 3 sections. What are they?
The introduction, the main section (including a drum ostinato) and a coda
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What marks the end of a piece?
The sound of a bell
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What key is Yiri in?
Gb mj
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What is the main time signiature?
4/4 with few exceptions
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What technique that is repeated throughout the whole piece is created by the drums?
Rhythmic ostinatos
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What are professional West African musicians called?

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Griots

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How is musical knowledge passed on?

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List the features of west african music

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Who is Yiri performed by?

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Samuel Richardson

A really nice set of flash cards with a good mix of some easy and some more complicated ideas. 

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