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Native american music

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Native American melody
short musical motive, monophonic
well-defined phrase is attached sharply
text repeats
many scales/vocables
starts high then drops pitch
Native American rhythm
percussion accompaniment
single or duple meter
not syncopated
Native American instruments
drum, rattle, flute, Apache fiddle, robust vocal style
Native American performer characteristics
participatory - males sing and drum, females dance
through enculturation (birth)
Native American music purpose
part of daily life, religion, ceremonial, to transmit info, and tell a story
Native American culture/historical transference
oral - no notation