How are signals used to define the structure in some West African music?

In this lesson, we will learn the 'unison response' section of the song "Kuku". We will perform start and stop signals as the master drummer before composing our own signals. We will finish the lesson with a call and response section.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is a rhythm?

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Q2.Which statement is not true?

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Q3.Tone, bass and slap are all different strokes you play on a djembe. What is a flam?

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Q4.What is the oral tradition ?

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Q5.What is the role of the master drummer?

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Q6.The start signal in 'Kuku' is

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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 a rhythm?

1/6

Q2.Which statement is not true?

2/6

Q3.Tone, bass and slap are all different strokes you play on a djembe. What is a flam?

3/6

Q4.What is the oral tradition ?

4/6

Q5.What is the role of the master drummer?

5/6

Q6.The start signal in 'Kuku' is

6/6

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Understanding how to lead and follow signals; Composing signals and a call and response - End Quiz

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Q1.An ostinato is

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Q2.The main functions of the start signal are

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Q3.When you hear the stop signal

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Q4.When composing a call and response section

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Q5.When composing a star and stop signal

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Understanding how to lead and follow signals; Composing signals and a call and response - End Quiz

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

Q1.An ostinato is

1/5

Q2.The main functions of the start signal are

2/5

Q3.When you hear the stop signal

3/5

Q4.When composing a call and response section

4/5

Q5.When composing a star and stop signal

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Lesson summary: How are signals used to define the structure in some West African music?

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