The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32938   Message #436749
Posted By: M.Ted
09-Apr-01 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Help: Melanesian Harmonies
Subject: RE: Help: Melanesian Harmonies
There is a kind of music that I have heard that draws a lot from the hymns and harmony that were taught by the missionaries--I have heard recordings of both women's and men's choruses, diatonic hymn type melodies, but sung with island rhythms for the pulse. there is a high voice carrying a counterpoint melody--with men, it could be a falsetto with yodelling style voice breaks--is this what you are looking for?