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african influences- slavery

  • 17th century
  • mostly form west africans
  • african native music can be seen in black american music and later in pop
  • timbres- often fuzzy, reedy and precussion (adapted with pitch bends and mutes)
  • rythms- cross rhythms and syncaptaion
  • call and response
  • pitch- feature of african language
  • improvisation- oral tradition (nothing is written down)
  • social thing, dance and singing

european music

  • hyms and folk songs (vaughan, williams and bartok - nationalsim)


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