About songs called brojenica from Gornja Jasenica: Typology
O pesmi brojenici u Gornjoj Jasenici
In this article attention is drawn to folk songs known as brojenica sung in the region of Gornja Jasenica. These songs range from children's countdowns vocalized during games to brojenica sung by adults. From the melopoetical point of view they can differ. Children's brojenica are either sung or recited., whereas adults' bojenica are always sung and often have humorous or emotional content. It has been established that in Gornja Jasenica in humorous brojenica sung by adults in short tune the older rural two-part style prevails. There are also several examples of songs in unison, while elements of more recent, modern singing are quite rare. The brojenica with emotional context (love songs), sung in modern rural style, is characterized by a long, syllabic refrain after every melo-verse. A resemblance in melodic pattern between adults' brojenica and tunes with an added refrain is also noticed, giving evidence to their common origin.
Ovaj rad se bavi dvojakim tumačenjem termina brojenica: kao dečije razbrajalice i kao šaljive ili ljubavne pesme koju pevaju odrasli. Dok se dečije brojenice uglavnom recitativno izgovaraju, brojenice odraslih se mogu pevati na nekoliko različitih načina.