Nonwestern Music

Satisfactory Essays
Gloria Trejo
Dr. Joel Keith Denson
Mus 110-L6B
April 26, 2017 African and Middle Eastern Music
Nonwestern music is impacted by the diversity in cultures which leads to many different musical styles. Most of nonwestern music is composed of several types of rhythms, percussive sounds, and different instruments. Vocal performance are performed often with imitation of rhythm pattern and variation in pitches. Instruments of indefinite and definite pitches are used together.
Different scales are used in nonwestern music. Scale tones of 5-7 are common. Nonwestern melodies vary from the standard tones. India and the near east use microtones. Rhythm and percussive sounds make up majority of African music. Music and dance is common there. African
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