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Flashcards in Koko Deck (13):
1

how is this music learnt?

oral tradition

2

why is it called yiri?

yiri means wood
all instruments (except bell) are made of wood

3

key

Gb major

4

metre

intro - free tempo
mainly 4/4

5

structure - introduction

balafan solo
tremolo

6

structure - main section

drums - ostinato
alternates between balafon solos and choruses
vocal solo - call and response

7

structure - coda

balafon - phrase played 5 times in varied versions
drum ostinato interrupted by rests
bell marks end

8

instrumentation

voice
balafon - similar to xylophone, with gourds under
djembe drum
talking drums

9

rhythm

resultant rhythm (drums) - ostinato
syncopation
triplets (vocals)

10

harmony and tonality

hexatonic

11

texture

layered
monophonic intro
sone heterophonic

12

dynamics

little variation

13

melody

short patterns fall from high to low
virtuosic solo breaks
unison singing - choruses