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1

name 4 main features of calypso music

-carnaval
-loud
-designed to be played outside
-syncopated rhythms

2

name 3 main features of steel bands

- steel pans
- roll longer notes
-instrumental

3

mane 3 main features of salsa music

-fast and lively dance music
-repeated clave rhythms
-thick polyrhythmic texture

4

name 4 main features of reggae music

-slow tempo
-electric and bass guitar
-riffs
-off beat rhythms

5

Where do these originate from
calypso
steel bands
salsa
reggae

calypso and steel bands- trinidad and tobago
salsa- cuba
reggae- Jamaica

6

CALYPSO
What is a Diatonic chord?

Added note to the triad chord

7

STEEL PANS
What do the soprano pans play?
whats its feature?

the melody
repeating sections

8

STEEL PANS
What do the Bass pans play?
whats its feature?

bass line
sections ending perfect cadence (5-1)

9

STEEL PANS
What do the single alto and cello guitar pans play?
Whats its feature?

harmonies
tremolo rolling effect on long notes

10

SALSA
What is a guiro instrument?

an open ended gourd with notched which are rubbed by a stick producing ratchet like timbre

11

SALSA
What is a conga drum?

tall narrow single headed drums often played in pairs

12

SALSA
What is Bongo drums?

small open bottomed drums played in pairs often on the players lap

13

SALSA
What is a timbales drum?

a pair of shallow single headed drums with metal casing played with a variety of beaters

14

TALA
What is an alap?

it is the free improvise

15

TALA
What is an indian scale?

Raga

16

CALYPSO
What is some distinctive features of calypso music?(2)

Syncopated Rhythms
call + responce

17

CALYPSO
What is the texture of calypso music? and why?

The texture of calypso music is often thick based on melody, bass line, chords and 'filled out' with complex percussion rhythms

18

STEEL PANS
How are steel pans played?

Rolling + hitting

19

STEEL PANS
How is the duration of the melody notes lengthened, so to prevent long notes from dying away too rapidly?

Rolling

20

SALSA
What are the 4 main rhythms of salsa?

polyrhythmic
4/4
syncopated
fast + loud

21

SALSA
What is the rhythm fundamental to salsa?

Son Clave- (came from son music and is played by claves)
2:3 3:2

22

STEEL PANS
How are steel pans played?

rolling or hitting

23

INDIA
What id tala?

The tala or tal is a repeating rhythm pattern usually played by the tabla (small drums). It usually has between six and sixteen beats. The beats are grouped into small sections within the pattern.