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CLIP 6793

Playing the accordion

Playing the accordion
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Key Info
  • Playing the accordion
  • Duration: 00:54
  • Accordian master Elias Lammam performs a piece of classical Arabic accordion music. This extract contains various typical features of this style including a continuous drone, use of Arabic modes and rapid ornamented melodies.
  • Subject:

    Music

       Topic:

    Instrumentation

  • Keywords: accordion, mode, drone, ornamentation, Travels With Music
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to introduce students to the accordion as a musical instrument and to classical Arabic music.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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