African Traditional Musical Instruments

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<h1><strong>AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Traditional Musical Instruments</li> <li>Making of Local Musical Instruments</li> </ol> <br> <h2><strong>Traditional Musical Instruments</strong></h2> African musical instruments are traditional instruments made by Africans and used by African for various purposes. There are many traditional musical instruments in our various communities. Below are some of them.

Introduction to Music

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<h1><strong>INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Definition of Music</li> <li>Definition of Sound</li> <li>Sources of Sound</li> <li>Uses of Music/The Impact of Music on Human Life</li> <li>Musical Terms</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Definition of Music</strong></h2> Music is regarded as the combination of organized sounds. The most important thing in the definition of music is that it must be an organized sound. Sound is the main source of music. However for sound to be regarded as music it must be organized, regular and definite. Noise is the opposite of musical sound. It is produced by irregular and indefinite sound. Another name for noise is raw sound.   <h2><strong>Definition of Sound</strong></h2> Sound is a vibration of air which is heard when it is produced. It is also a sensation produced by objects through striking, plucking, bowing and blowing. Human beings can produce sound by singing, clapping and of course by playing musical instruments. <img class="size-full wp-image-20393 aligncenter" src="https://classhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/introduction-to-music-definition-of-sound-definition-of-music.jpg" alt="Introduction to music - Definition of music - Definition of sound" width="476" height="169" />   <h2><strong>Sources of Sound</strong></h2>

Playing the Recorder

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<h1><strong>PLAYING THE RECORDER</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Fingering the Recorder</li> <li>How to Play the Recorder</li> <li>Playing the Nigerian National Anthem on the Recorder</li> </ol> <br> <h2><strong>Fingering the Recorder</strong></h2> Conventionally we have <strong>eight major holes on the recorder</strong> - seven holes in the front and one at the back, as shown in the picture below. <img class="size-full wp-image-33992 aligncenter" src="https://classhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/playing-the-recorder.jpg" alt="Playing the recorder" width="314" height="238" /> <br>

Elements of Music

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<h1><strong>ELEMENTS OF MUSIC</strong></h1> CONTENT <ol> <li>Meaning of Elements of Music</li> <li>The Elements of Music</li> </ol>   <h2><strong>Meaning of Elements of Music</strong></h2> The term elements refer to those factors or component which makes up a music, without those factors, music has no meaning and effect.   <h2><strong>The Elements of Music</strong></h2> The elements of music include the following: (i) <strong>Pitch:</strong> This refers to height or depth of sound. This means the highest or lowness of sound. (ii) <strong>Rhythm:</strong> This refers to the movement of music. The movement of music depends on the time arrangement of notes, beats, accents, and so on. Thus, music can move in 2 (duple) 3 (triple) 4 (quadruple) time. Similarly, the movement of music can be fast, slow or moderate.

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