Ethiopian Music: Regional Kignets

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True or false: The Oromos primarily use Full Tizita and the Dorian pentatonic scale?

False

True or false: The Amharas primarily use Full and Half Tizita, the Dorian, Mixolydian, and Phrygian pentatonic scales?

True

True or false: The Gurages use the Tizita, Batti, and Anchihoye kignits, as well as the Dorian and Phrygian pentatonic scales?

True

True or false: The Hareris primarily use Full Tizita, Batti minor, the diatonic major scale, and others?

True

True or false: Eastern Ethiopia has been influenced by Arabic music and often uses minor scales (Meqam)?

True

True or false: The major diatonic scale in Southern Ethiopia includes the notes C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C?

True

True or false: The natural minor diatonic scale in Southern Ethiopia includes the notes C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb - C?

True

True or false: Musicians in the southern parts of Ethiopia do not make use of pentatonic scales?

False

Test your knowledge of Ethiopian music by identifying the different kignets used in different regions, including the specific scales and musical elements unique to each region.

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