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Monophonic

Literally a single sound

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Biphonic

2 voices texture in which the lower part sustains a continuous pitch

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Homophonic

Same sounding. Ex: hymns with 4 pitches but all have same rhythm

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Polyphonic

2 or more different melody lines are combined

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Heterophonic

2 or more parts sound almost the same melody at almost the same time

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Conjunct motion

Stepwise melodic movement

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Disjunct motion

Melodic motion by larger leaps

8

Ru

Vietnamese lullaby

9

Dan bau

Has one string and a bamboo shaft to alter the pitches

10

Mexican corrido

Ballad- conveys memories of places people.

Strophic form, triple meter

11

Pizmon

Adoration or praise music- Hebrew text

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Maqam

Jewish scale

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Maqam ajam

Major type middle eastern scale

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Maqam nahawand

Minor type middle eastern scale

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Ud

Looks like a lute with a shorter neck and fatter body

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Layali

Establishes the maqam that will be used in the song

17

Pipa

Wu man plays - Chinese lute type instrument

18

Sheng

Mouth organ

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Erhu

Bowed Chinese instrument - 2 strings

20

Who were the ladies from the movie?

Mary Maran and Bendu

21

Where was the song originally performed?

In Sierra Leon for a death at what they called a Tenjami ceremony

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What was done at the ceremony

The Mende women painted themselves white and performed the