Music and DANCE TAYLOR, PATTY, ROSIE, BERT
Australian Music • Defining an 'Australian musical sound' is about recognition of rhythmic patterns derived from our environment and a sense of place, as well as the Indigenous and the culturally diverse aspects of Australian life. Indigenous music in Australia uses the environment itself to generate unique sounds and rhythms. In addition, traditional influences from a largely migrant population have contributed significantly to the definition of Australian music.
Australian music • Didgeridoo Steel Drum Clapsticks
Australian Music & Dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cQGApoHMZYI
South asain music • In India, the major term that is used to cover all musical conception is raga. Raga has to do with scale, mode, color, state of mind, ornamentation, mode, formula and form of the music: • Alapa, Dhrupad, Karnatak, Gottuvadyam, Nagaswaram
South Asian music & dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0JjcsyeSmo&feature=channel • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93vB-XL-rCM&feature=related
Eastern Asian • Eastern Asian Styles of Music: • Gagaku (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/223428/gagaku) • Chinese (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/112644/Chinese-music) • Yin Yueh (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/112644/Chinese-music)
Eastern Asian Dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQucRHOLDSY
Middle Eastern Music • Much of Middle Eastern music has heavy influences from other countries, including Greece, India, Spain, and various Central Asian countries
Middle Eastern Dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwqwtUHkuQ4
Native American Music • Vocalization and percussion are the most important aspects of traditional Native American music. Vocalization takes many forms, ranging from solo and choral song to responsorial, unison and multipart singing. Percussion, especially drums and rattles, are common accompaniment to keep the rhythm steady for the singers, who generally use their native language or non-lexical vocables (nonsense syllables). Traditional music usually begins with slow and steady beats that grow gradually faster and more emphatic, while various flourishes like drum and rattle tremolos shouts and accented patterns add variety and signal changes in performance for singers and dancers.
Native AmericanMusic & Dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug2TrGD7INY
African music • Indigenous African musical and dance expressions that are maintained by oral tradition and that are stylistically distinct from the music and dance of both the Arabic cultures of North Africa and the Western settler populations of southern Africa. African music and dance, therefore, are cultivated largely by societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Melodies are usually organized within a scale of four, five, six, or seven tones. The songs are generally in call-response form and are sung in very large groups.
African dance • Purpose of African Dances:teach social patterns and values • help people work and mature • praise family, friends, or Gods • criticize members of the community • celebrating festivals/funerals • competing • reciting history • proverbs or poetry • expresses life of the community
African music and dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP8YaAPKLJs • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjeOiLtNXTk