How can drums be used for communication?

In this lesson, we will explore the various untuned percussion instruments of West Africa. We will then be introduced to texture and polyrhythms and will have the opportunity to perform 3:4 and 3:2 polyrhythms.

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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.What is syncopation?

1/5

Q2.What is improvisation?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is NOT an improvisation technique covered in the lesson?

3/5

Q4.Where else might you hear a stop signal?

4/5

Q5.What is an accent?

5/5

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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.What is syncopation?

1/5

Q2.What is improvisation?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is NOT an improvisation technique covered in the lesson?

3/5

Q4.Where else might you hear a stop signal?

4/5

Q5.What is an accent?

5/5

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The different drums and textures of West African music

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Q1.The Sabar is a Senegalese drum that is played at many celebration events. Which of the following is not an event mentioned in the video?

1/4

Q2.How does the size of a drum influence its pitch?

2/4

Q3.Polyphonic texture describes

3/4

Q4.A polyrhythm is

4/4

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The different drums and textures of 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.The Sabar is a Senegalese drum that is played at many celebration events. Which of the following is not an event mentioned in the video?

1/4

Q2.How does the size of a drum influence its pitch?

2/4

Q3.Polyphonic texture describes

3/4

Q4.A polyrhythm is

4/4

Lesson summary: How can drums be used for communication?

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