Music Final Exam
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a fretless, plucked pear-shaped lute with five strings found in Arabic music traditions. like chinese pipa, japenese biwa, and renaissance lute
A bellows-driven free-reed aerophone with buttons or keys that enable a
performer to play melody and harmony simultaneously.
very diverse people: Sahara desert (sahel zone), sub-saharan africa, everywhere else
A large, heavy log xylophone from sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda) that is played by two groups of three players facing each other
talking drums, A pair of goblet-shaped drums often used as a speech surrogate by several ethnic
groups from Ghana.
A pre-Columbian indigenous population found in central and southern Mexico.
An early type of dance band that plays popular music from the Texas-Mexico borderland region of North America. Dancing includes waltz, polka, mazurka has to do with conjunto
A type of button-box accordion from Argentina used in Tango
A fretted, plucked lute from the United States that uses a membrane face on the
resonator used in Bluegrass
A musical bow used in capoeira music from Brazil
A fretted, pear-shaped, plucked lute from Japan used in Gagaku court music like Chinese pipa
A style of American folk music characterized by virtuosic instrumental
performance and the so-called "high lonesome" vocal style, in which a harmony pitch is sung above the main melody.
signature cajun instrument
A term describing the cultural traditions, including music, of French-speaking
creole dance music that blends African-American styles with Cajun styles from the SOuthern US, mostly Louisiana
A form of dance that developed from a distinctive style of martial arts created by runaway slaves in Brazil.
A pre-Lent festival celebrated primarily in Europe and the Caribbean. Known as
Mardi Gras in the United States.
A kind of "house party" associated with fiddling traditions in Canada and Scotland.
A hammered zither from Eastern Europe, commonly associated with Rom (gypsy) music. Also, the national instrument of Hungary.
A popular dance music found along the Texas-Mexico border in North, spanish influences
A term referring to populations of French descent that are found in the Southern US, mostly Louisiana, deals with cajun
The practice of playing two strings simultaneously on bowed lutes such as
A type of aerophone that splits a column of air on an edge to produce sound
Gamelan Gong Kebyar
An ensemble type from Bali, Indonesia, comprised primarily of metallophones and characterized by rhythmically dense performance technique.
A LARGE fretted plucked lute from Mexico, similar to a guitar but with a
convex resonator used in Mariachi
Peninsula consisting of Spain and Portugal
qanun, A plucked zither used in Turkish and Arabic music traditions.
A high-ranged fretted lute commonly used in bluegrass music from the United States. (Chapter 13) Also the term for a medieval round-bodied lute.
An entertainment music associated with festivals and celebratory events in
Gaelic nonsense words such as imitation of bagpipes.
A musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings.
a way to play instruments
A pear-shaped lute from China like the japanese biwa
term meaning "multiple rhythms"; the organizational basis for most sub-Saharan African music traditions.
the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil, samba
A popular music from Brazil.
A hammered zither from the Persian classical tradition. Often cited as the origin of hammered zithers found throughout Asia, Northern Africa, Europe, and the Western hemisphere.
a type of stringed instrument
A type of ensemble from Peru, consisting of siku performers with accompanying drummers.
language of Dominican Republic, eastern part of Hispaniola like merengue
A mouth harp from Papua New Guinea played by men to court women
A dance and associated music originating in Argentina, but now commonly
associated with ballroom dance
A SMALL, fretted plucked lute from Mexico, similar to a guitar but with a convex resonator.
used in zydeco and similar to blues and rock, frottoir, played with thimbles, bottle openers, kitchen utensils, made of metal
A hammered zither from China