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19 Cards in this Set

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heterophony
– everybody plays the same thing in different ways (Row Your Boat)
aerophones
– wind instruments
a cappello
– singing without accompaniment
mbira
– thumb piano or kalimba of the shona people
diophone
– the thing itself makes the sound
pipa
– chinese lute
program music
– instrumental music with a story attached
ethnomusicology
– the study of music from a cultural perspective
dissonance
– a chord thats not pleasing to the ear
rhythm
– action in time
contour
– the shape of a melody
clave
– “the key” a rhytmic pattern that underlies latin music
bira
– a ritual party given by members of the Shona people
meter
– division of pulse
polyrhythym
– different rhythms happening at the same time
kecak
– the ramayana monkey chant
non-lexical
– syllables that don’t have a meaning
Alan Lomax
– documented American folk music
drone
– continuous tone