African patterns in Trinidad Negro music

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Northwestern University, 1943 - Music - 522 pages
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Contents

CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF AkEHICAN NEGRO MUSIC TO THAT OF THE WEST AFRICAN NE...
8
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
45
HISTORICAL CONTACTS OF THE NEGROES OF TRINIDAD
48
THE MUSIC OF THE NEGROES OF TRINIDAD
60
B Method
62
Transcription
63
Tonal analysis
67
Comparative data
71
West Afrioan Music
118
Tonal range
129
Melodio progression
131
Absence of halftones
132
Intervals
133
Harmony polyphony and leaderandchorus patterning
137
Melodic modes
138
Meter and rhythm
139

Melodio movement
72
Absenoo of halftones
75
Harmony polyphony and solo ohorus alternation
78
Modulations and tonality
80
Melodio modes
81
Meter and mslodic rhythm
84
Percussion polyrhythms
89
Relation of melodic pitch to percussion instrument pitch
104
Tempo
106
Formal structure
107
Ornamentationattack release and Portamento
109
Homogeneity of the Trinidad music
111
COMPARISOH OF TRINIDAD MUSIC WITH OTHER HISTORICALLY RELATED STYLES
115
B European Elements in Trinidad liusio
117
Formal structure
141
Dutch Guiana Music BushNegro and Paramaribo
142
Tonal range
144
Melodic movement
145
Intervals
146
Modes
150
PRINCIPAL M0DH3 0? NSW OHLD
229
Trinidad Songs
233
Sampling of the Trinidad Collection
240
Partsinging in the Trinidad Songs
243
Songs using Various Kinds
246
Trinidad Compared with
251
BIBLIOGRAPHY
255

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