By: Dasia Byrd
Class:Survey of African American Music
Section: MWF @1
Date: September 5, 2021

1. Describe the role of music in African and African American communities. Give examples.

In African American communities music plays a big role by touching people's soul with the rhythms, beats, and words from a song. For example, Gospel helps African Americans with religious rituals that make them feel great and spread positivity throughout communities.

2. Describe the way music is created, performed, and experienced in African and African American communities.

In African American communities clapping, stomping, waving hands in the air to music is a way to experience the music. they get inspiration from beating on instruments to get a sound. There music became full of meanings and a passage for them to experience emotion for it.

3. Describe the ways in which the desired timbre in African and African American music differs from that of European-derived traditions.

Europeans believe African American timbre is strange and imitates African American voices in their music. Music would be altered to get a specific sound techniques.

4. Identify the two most common musical structures found in African and African American music. In what ways do they reflect the communal and interactive approach to making music?

The two most common musical structures found in African American music is call and response and repetitive chorus. Call and Response is to get involvement with the community/listeners. Receptive chorus is to get the community to remember the music with the intensity of the song.