the property of sounding harmonious
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
the difference in pitch between two notes
a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
a subordinate musical part, Music that goes along with a more important part, often harmony or rythmic patterns accompanying a melody
rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
Two or more rhythms performed at the same time
music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment), single line texture or melody without accompaniment
musical texture in which two or more melodic lines are played or sung simultaneously
part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)
music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment), A single line of sung melody
multiple voices elaborating the same melody at the same time
Instrument who's sound is generated by a vibrating column of air (flute)
a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
Instrument who's sound is generated by an instument's own material (xylophone)
a musical percussion instrument
An electronic instrument.
Merriam's Three Part Model
Music transmission, history and change in nettle chapter one outlines all but the following:
can refer to the entire opening of a North Indian classical piece; consists of alap, jor, and jhela
third phrase of a raga
C. solo veena improvisational section that serves as a free flowing introduction and melodic exploration of the raga.
a song in South India with some improvisation in various sections. Karnatic
contrasting section of a kriti
Final and longest verse that wraps up the pallavi
a set of two drums
two headed barrel drum popular in south India (Karnatak) played with open hands and fingers. The right drum head is tuned to the tonic note and the left hand is the bass.
a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
the period in which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Aryans were being composed
The seven pitches of a raga pitch set
pitch names using: do,re,mi,fa,sol,la,ti,do,etc
note or notes added to the original melodic line for embellishment and added interest
metric cycle in indian music
A type of Kriti improvisation. The articulation of the melody, derived from the text, is maintained while the pitch content is varied within the prescriptions of the ragam.
"invented" or "created" svaras, improvisation based on solfege syllables
Rhyming couplets & refrain, expression pain of loss/separating & beauty of love
(india) film songs
people who immigrated onto the plateau of land of what is today Zimbabwe and asserted control over local peoples and mining activities, built fortresses, and attained great power
a Shona religious ceremony involving spirit posession
a metal-keyed idiophone, distributed widely throughout sub-Saharan Africa, especially Zimbabwe; a.k.a. thumb piano
the main part in a two-part arrangement of mbira music
the interwoven second part in a two-part arrangement of mbira music
rattle with beads inside, gourd, zimbabwe, shono music, accompany mbira
a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
wordsmith = musician oral historian genealogist, bard, and preaise singer, griot -- french duragatory term
type of chordophone. 21 string gourd harp. Played by jeli's in West Africa.
The accompaniment style of instrumental performance used on instruments like the kora, bala, and koni in Mande jeliya music.
Improvised instrumental interludes
ghana double bell-idiophone
(shakara) shaker, hit hand to it, has beads around it
The blending traits from two different cultures to form a new trait.