Unit 10 (3ESO) A World of Music


UNIT 10 DAY 1 - Music of Oceania and America.


Questionnaire (Unit 10 Day 1 - Thirty Seventh Lecture of 3ESO)

Oceania traditional instruments.
    Didgeridoo, the Hawaiian ukelele and Papu from Papua New Guinea.

 Traditional American Music.
    In North America there's the Music of the native Indians and Folk Music. Central America has the Mexican mariachis, merengue from the Dominican Republic, Afro-Cuban music in the West Indies, salsa and son of Cuba, Music for steeldrum of the island of Trinidad or Antigua or Jamaica's reggae. Music from South America is the Samba, capoheira, Batucada, Andean music, tango, bolero, Colombian vallenato, etc.

With the Media and being so easy to record Music on a portable format or hanging it on the Internet, the world population is able to know the styles of different regions of the planet. 

The traditional Music of Oceania is very attractive and that's a peculiar condition, being so far away from Europe, but it is very kind and playfull with instruments in some cases simple to manufacture but very exotic to us, mostly percussion or wind.

Australian Aboriginal Music

Papua New Guinea dancers

Original maori haka dance

Traditional Hawaiian Dance and Music

America's Traditional Music is so vast, extensive and wide that it is impossible to analyze here and make justice to it. Let's try it dividing it geographically. 

In North America there are two musical traditions; the Music of the native Indians and the Music of the descendants of settlers and slaves. 

Cherokee Powwow, North Carolina

Canada - Acadian Folk

Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys - Blue Moon of Kentucky

In Central America it is Caribean, Mariachis and Music of African influences. 

Son cubano

Música tradicional Mexicana

Marimbas from Guatemala

Traditional Jamaican Dance

South America has hundreds of styles, various in any country.

Creole Music from Perú

Andinean Music from Perú

Batucada from Brazil

Argentinean Tango


Hanon Aloud - Exercise 49 (Day 1)
Third Pentatonic Pattern starting with E.

E – D – C – A / G – E – D – C / A – G – E – D / C – A – G – E / D – C – A – G

Recorder 2ESO

UNIT 10 DAY 2 - Music of Europe.


Questionnaire (Unit 10 Day 2 - Thirty Eighth Lecture of 3ESO)

 European traditional Music.
    Celtic music, the diatonic tradition of Central Europe and the Mediterranean folklore.

 Traditional Spanish Music.
    Jotas, seguidillas, the fandango, the muñeiras and the bolero.

Celtic Music permeates much of the Northwest European Music scene. 

Tradicional Irish Music

Scottish Drummers & Bagpipers

The countries of Central Europe have a tradition that we associate with Classical Music and Folk dances, while finding peculiarities like Tyrolean singing. 

Tyrolean Music

Traditional Austrian Music

Southern countries have a spectacular folklore.

Italian Tarantella

Greek Sirtaki

Music from Asturias


Hanon Aloud - Exercise 49 (Day 2)
Third Pentatonic Pattern starting with E.

E – D – C – A / G – E – D – C / A – G – E – D / C – A – G – E / D – C – A – G

Recorder 2ESO

UNIT 10 DAY 3 - Music of Asia.


Questionnaire (Unit 10 Day 3 - Thirty Ninth Lecture of 3ESO)

Asian traditional Music
    There are three types: Arabic Music, Indian Music and Music with a Chinese origin.

 Indian instruments..
    Sitar and Tabla.

Western Asia has a Music related to the three great monotheistic religions, very similar to the Mediterranean Music. 

Israeli Dance Music

Turkish Dervish Dance

In China there is a popular music related to the court. 

Classical Chinese Music

Chinese New Year - Dragon Dance

South Asia and Japan have many types of instruments and musical styles.

Japanese Flute - Sakuhachi

Traditional instruments from Japan (modern tune)


Korean Traditional Music


Thai Dance

India has a Classical Music based on Ragas and Talas or scales and rhythms.

Indian tabla and sitar


Hanon Aloud - Exercise 50 (Day 1)
Fourth Pentatonic Pattern starting with G. 

G – A – D – E / A – D – E – G / C – D – E – G / D – E – G – A / E – G – A – C

Recorder 2ESO

UNIT 10 DAY 4 - Music of Africa. 


Questionnaire (Unit 10 Day 4 - Fortieth Lecture of 3ESO)

Traditional African Music.
    The Music of North Africa is Arab-influenced Music. The Music of Central Africa is dance and percussion in group. The Music of South Africa is the Zulu music and the Music of Madagascar.

North African Arabic Music has influenced Europe Music. 

Morocco Music

Belly Dance with drums

Ud Music - Nahwand Taksim

Central Africa is characterized by its collective dances, songs accompanied by clapping and percussion, and rites that come to the 'trance' of those who participate in them. 

Burundi Drummers

Niger Traditional Ballet Music from Tera

Traditional Congolese Dance

Southern Africa has the Zulu Music, which has been mixed with pop in an excellent manner. 

South African Music & Zulu dance

Madagascar Dance and Music

Everything ends up being related in this world where borders are blurred. Knowing the Music of different countries is a good way to approach them.


Hanon Aloud - Exercise 50 (Day 2)
Fourth Pentatonic Pattern starting with G. 

G – A – D – E / A – D – E – G / C – D – E – G / D – E – G – A / E – G – A – C

Recorder 2ESO



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