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1

What does traditional Greek music consist of?

Folk songs and lively dances often of a lively nature

2

Name three musical features of traditional Greek music

Irregular meters, repeated melodic ideas and ornamentation

3

Give examples of irregular meters

5 7 8
8 8 8
With a grouping of 3-3-2

4

In traditional Greek music, state the significance of simple time signatures

As they are used with the emphasis on off beats and syncopation

5

In traditional Greek music, state the significance of melodies

They are in thirds creating parallel melodies and melodic ideas are stepwise

6

In traditional Greek music, state the use of structure

It is clear with often a verse/chorus structure

7

In traditional Greek music, state the use of voices

In the verse, voice is often solo and a group of voices for the chorus

8

What kind of ornamentation is used in In traditional Greek music?

Slides and tremolos to decorate melodic ideas

9

What kind of texture is used in traditional Greek music?

Melody with accompaniment

10

In traditional Greek music, what bass notes are used?

Tonic/dominant

11

In traditional Greek music what is the main instrument used and describe it?

The bouzouki- a high pitched plucked string instrument

12

In traditional Greek music what other instruments are used?

Violin, flute, guitar and percussion (e.g. tambourine)

13

What does traditional Palestinian music contain?

Arabic folk songs and dances for a variety of occasions but the music often reflects a mood of sadness or struggle and longing for peace

14

In traditional Palestinian music, name three musical features

Irregular rhythms and meters, improvised melodic ideas and drones

15

In traditional Palestinian music, what is wazn?

A traditional Arabic rhythm pattern

16

In traditional Palestinian music, what are the two of the many repeated rhythm patterns?

The masqum and the saidi

17

In traditional Palestinian music, what kind of melodic ideas are used?

Modal and microtonal

18

In traditional Palestinian music, how is ornamentation used?

With decorated melodic ideas and slides

19

In traditional Palestinian music, how are melodic shapes used?

They’re stepwise

20

In traditional Palestinian music, what kind of phrases are used?

Long ones

21

In traditional Palestinian music, what instruments are used?

▪️oud- a lute type plucked instrument
▪️doumbek - a goblet shaped hand drum
▪️zither - a strummed or plucked instrument with strings stretched over a wooden frame
▪️violin type bowed instruments
▪️flute type instruments

22

Give some musical features found in traditional Israeli music

Irregular rhythms, syncopation, minor keys, clear structure and nasal/throaty singing

23

What instruments are used in traditional Israeli music?

Guitar, darbuka, tambourine, violin type instruments, flute type instruments and harp or lyre