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KNOW: Off beat rhythm, Triads, Triplets, Steel pan BE ABLE TO: Perform your own piece of Calypso music, Off-beat,. UNDERSTAND: Walking bass line, Calypso.

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2 KNOW: Off beat rhythm, Triads, Triplets, Steel pan BE ABLE TO: Perform your own piece of Calypso music, Off-beat,. UNDERSTAND: Walking bass line, Calypso music.

3 Timbre & Rhythm With the islands being inhabited with African slaves African music has a huge influence Calypso music. The rhythms are composed using lots of polyrhythm's. African Rhythm Therere also heavy links with African vocal music. Steel Pans: 112 Vocals

4 Calypso Music Calypso music comes from Trinidad and Tobago. The islands have a core population of descendants of African slaves, the French brought Carnival to Trinidad, and calypso competitions held at Carnivals grew in popularity, especially after the abolition of slavery in Calypso music was the original way of spreading news around the island.

5 PERFORMANCE TASK: PERFORMANCE TASK: CALYPSO WARS TASK 1: TASK 1: In threes perform the theme on the steel pans. QUESTION: QUESTION: What are these things with 3s below them? TASK 2: TASK 2: In threes perform the piano accompaniment on keyboard. QUESTION: QUESTION: Why are these chords called triads?

6 PERFORMANCE TASK: PERFORMANCE TASK: CALYPSO WARS TASK 3: TASK 3: In threes perform the bass line on the keyboard or the guitar.

7 Rhythm: Rhythm: Off beat 1&2&3&4& The offbeat rhythm is the essential ingredient in calypso music. It generates the feel for the piece. Listen to the specials and detect the instrument playing the offbeat rhythm. COMPOSITION TASK: COMPOSITION TASK: Off beat

8 GA m B m CDE m FG GA m B m CDE m F # dim G T one T one S emi T one T one T one T one S emi T one IiiiiiIVVviVIIVIII Tonic SupertonicMediant Sub dominant Dominant Sub-mediant Relative minor Leading toneOctave Upper case numerals (II) – the chord is major Lower case numerals (ii) – the chord is minor COMPOSITION TASK : Chords

9 TRIADS: … … … … … … … … … The Chord of GThe Chord of CThe Chord of D A chord of three notes: a bass note and notes a 3 rd and 5 th above it. TASK: Decode the triads below COMPOSITION TASK: COMPOSITION TASK: Triads

10 TASK: Perform D B G G E C A F D

11 Walking Bass line: Perform

12 Vocal line Walking bass Chord progression Well structured Off beat C major scale Authentic timbre Accurate timing Task: Compose your own piece of calypso music

13 Q1: List the Timbre heard in this extract ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. LISTENING PLENARY Q2: Comment on the bass guitar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Q3: What is an Off beat rhythm? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Q4: What is a Triad? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


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