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a subordinate musical part, Music that goes along with a more important part, often harmony or rythmic patterns accompanying a melody
music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment), single line texture or melody without accompaniment
music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment), A single line of sung melody
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
C. solo veena improvisational section that serves as a free flowing introduction and melodic exploration of the raga.
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 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.
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 metal-keyed idiophone, distributed widely throughout sub-Saharan Africa, especially Zimbabwe; a.k.a. thumb piano
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
The accompaniment style of instrumental performance used on instruments like the kora, bala, and koni in Mande jeliya music.
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