Flashcards in Rhythms Of The World - The Eastern Mediterranean And The Middle East Deck (23)
What does traditional Greek music consist of?
Folk songs and lively dances often of a lively nature
Name three musical features of traditional Greek music
Irregular meters, repeated melodic ideas and ornamentation
Give examples of irregular meters
5 7 8
8 8 8
With a grouping of 3-3-2
In traditional Greek music, state the significance of simple time signatures
As they are used with the emphasis on off beats and syncopation
In traditional Greek music, state the significance of melodies
They are in thirds creating parallel melodies and melodic ideas are stepwise
In traditional Greek music, state the use of structure
It is clear with often a verse/chorus structure
In traditional Greek music, state the use of voices
In the verse, voice is often solo and a group of voices for the chorus
What kind of ornamentation is used in In traditional Greek music?
Slides and tremolos to decorate melodic ideas
What kind of texture is used in traditional Greek music?
Melody with accompaniment
In traditional Greek music, what bass notes are used?
In traditional Greek music what is the main instrument used and describe it?
The bouzouki- a high pitched plucked string instrument
In traditional Greek music what other instruments are used?
Violin, flute, guitar and percussion (e.g. tambourine)
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
In traditional Palestinian music, name three musical features
Irregular rhythms and meters, improvised melodic ideas and drones
In traditional Palestinian music, what is wazn?
A traditional Arabic rhythm pattern
In traditional Palestinian music, what are the two of the many repeated rhythm patterns?
The masqum and the saidi
In traditional Palestinian music, what kind of melodic ideas are used?
Modal and microtonal
In traditional Palestinian music, how is ornamentation used?
With decorated melodic ideas and slides
In traditional Palestinian music, how are melodic shapes used?
In traditional Palestinian music, what kind of phrases are used?
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
Give some musical features found in traditional Israeli music
Irregular rhythms, syncopation, minor keys, clear structure and nasal/throaty singing