How does some West African music exploit the elements rhythm, texture and sonority?

In this lesson, we will revisit the learning from all of the lessons so far in this unit. We will listen to, play and create music inspired by the rhythms, textures and sonorities of West African music.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Melody describes

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Q2.What is the definition of a diatonic scale?

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Q3.What is the definition of a pentatonic scale?

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Q4.What other style is mentioned as also using the pentatonic scale in the lesson?

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Q5.How is melody used in some West African music?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Melody describes

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of a diatonic scale?

2/5

Q3.What is the definition of a pentatonic scale?

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Q4.What other style is mentioned as also using the pentatonic scale in the lesson?

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Q5.How is melody used in some West African music?

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How are texture, sonority and rhythm used in some West African music?

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Q1.What is a polyrhythm?

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Q2.What does texture describe?

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Q3.What does monophonic mean?

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Q4.What does polyphonic mean?

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Q5.What does sonority describe in music?

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Quiz:

How are texture, sonority and rhythm used in some West African music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is a polyrhythm?

1/5

Q2.What does texture describe?

2/5

Q3.What does monophonic mean?

3/5

Q4.What does polyphonic mean?

4/5

Q5.What does sonority describe in music?

5/5

Lesson summary: How does some West African music exploit the elements rhythm, texture and sonority?

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