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Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music$
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Michael Tenzer

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177893

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.001.0001

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Aka Polyphony

Aka Polyphony

Music, Theory, Back and Forth

(p.163) Chapter 5 Aka Polyphony
Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Susanne Fürniss

Oxford University Press

This chapter is an in-depth analysis of music of the Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic: Introduction to the Aka; Research Method; The Aka's Conception of Polyphonic Singing: Cognitive Premises; Patterns and Variation Techniques; Yodelling and Melodic Variations; The Polyphonic Pattern and the Substratum of the Song; Musical Practice: Juggling with the Substratum; Pathways Through the Material.

Keywords:   Central African Republic, Aka Pygmies, polyphony, variation, pattern, yodelling

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