Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection
Instrument demonstrations - horns
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All notes transcribed from spoken announcements on tape: [performer asks]: you mean you want both with the drumming? [Gourlay answers]: each instrument separately if we can: single horn plays a few notes repeatedly; 2 horns play a few notes repeatedly in unison; [Gourlay asks]: why do they move from side to side? - because they play better that way; 3 horns play repeated notes interlocking each other; 2 horns play interlocking faster moving melody [Gourlay asks]: which one is which? The higher one is...[too much conversation noise to hear]...they are always together, never separately....Angoran is more important...but without this this cannot lead...is there one instrument that is most important or is it the drums?....this is imiyat...Imiyat is another instrument - [2 horns play]; this is Imeyid...ok and the last one then...the drumming....; single horn plays - this is nchad. [For detailed notes and cross references see: "A descriptive catalogue of recorded sound" compiled by Ken A Gourlay for the musicology section of the Centre for Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria].