World Music Unit
WORLD MUSIC PLAYLIST


Listening Journal Questions:

Native American: Rainbow Dance Song
1. What instruments do you hear? Name as many as you can.
2. How would you describe the voices? 
3. Are they singing in harmony or in unison?
4. What is the tempo?

France: "Cadeaux" by Maitre Gims
5. What instruments do you hear?
6. Is the music repetitive, or is there new music as the song goes on?
7. What do you think he’s saying?  Does he sound happy? Angry? Even if you don’t know the language, what do you think he’s talking about and feeling?
8. Do you like this song?  Why or why not?


Puerto Rico: "Baila, Julia Loiza" by Los Planeros
9. List all the instruments that you hear.
10. Would you want to dance to this song?  Why or why not? (Use at least one vocabulary word in your answer.)
11. Is there one singer?  A group?  A mix?  Explain any pattern you notice.


Japan: "Kiso Melody"
12. List all the instruments you hear.
13. How would you describe the mood of the song?
14. How would you describe the dynamics of the song?  Is there only one dynamic level for the whole piece, or does it go up and down? Give as much detail as possible.


West Africa: "Gugula"
15. List all the instruments you hear.
16. Is there one singer?  A group?  A mix?  Explain any pattern you notice.
17. Is there any part of the song that repeats?  Explain.


West Africa: "Banuwa"
18. How is this similar to the piece we listened to in our last class?
19. How is this different from the piece we listened to in the last class?


Australia: "Bushfire"
20. Describe this piece with as much detail as possible.  What kinds of different sounds do you hear?
21. Listen to individual phrases by the vocalist.  Does the pitch go up or down by the end of the phrase?
22. Is there anything about the song that is repetitive?