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Music OECS XX The encouragement and percussion instruments were mostly used by indigenous cultures of America. In most of America and Canada, accompanied by percussion music was monophonic. It is believed that in central Mexico and Central America, the music was made from pentatonic scales. It is usually considered that before the Spanish arrived, the music was inseparable from religious festivities, festivities that included a variety of wind and percussion instruments like drums, flutes, conch shells (used as a trumpet) and rainwater pipes . In terms of instruments chordates, some groups came to use them using natural elements (fruit and tree trunks hollowed out) and even the oral cavity Dominica as a sounding board, usually were not used but two or three strings stretched over a bow, same as they were dashed with or without a plectrum, not forming what is known as Western harmony.In general you can say you do not have a precise idea of how music might have been that since no documents are preserved with musical notation, but some Spanish chroniclers, missionaries, indicate that the drums were used as media and tell was such that its sound to reach the frightened. After entry of the Spanish, the process of spiritual conquest was aided, among other things, the liturgical music service that became part of the Indians whose musical gifts came to surprise the missionaries. Were so maginitud the musical gifts of the natives who quickly learned the rules of counterpoint and polyphony and even the virtuoso handling of the instruments, it helped that most musicians were not requested brought from Spain, which significantly upset the clergy.The solution was not used but raised a number of Indians in the music service, not teaching counterpoint, not allowing them to play certain instruments (breaths metals, for example, in Oaxaca, Mexico) and, finally, not to import more tools that Indians had no access to them. The latter did not prevent the musical enjoyment of indigenous people, who experienced the construction of instruments, particularly of wood rubbed (violins and double basses) or dotted (carbines), is where we find the origin of which now call traditional music instruments have a pitch own and a typical western structure.As for the fusion of musical traditions in Mexico are preserved two small sacred works of Don Hernando Franco, and In God itla tonantzin ilhuicac, combining Western contrapuntal method, with the Nahuatl language and a rather unusual rhythm that introduces what appear some errors that rather than contrapuntal accidents are caused.