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Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
Music of thailand
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Music of thailand

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  • 1. THE TONAL SYSTEM OF THAI MUSIC IS SIMILAR TO THE PENTATONIC SCALE OF CHINA It is composed of seven tones but they usually omit the fourth and seventh note
  • 2. Vocal Music Most are in duple meter Accent usually falls on the last beat and is marked by an instrument called ching melody is simple and is sung with ornamentation but no vibrato. It is characterized by a crescendo on sustained tones.
  • 3. IS THE CHANTING OF RELIGIOUS VERSES THAT IS USED TO WORSHIP SPIRITUAL AND SUPERNATURAL BEINGS. THE VERSES ARE BEAUTIFULLY RHYMED AND ARE TRANSMITTED THROUGH ORAL TRADITION
  • 4. A RITUAL SONG THAT IS PERFORMED W/ IMPROVISATIONS AND IS LEARNED BY MEMORY. THIS TYPE OF SONG IS NOT HELD TO BE AS SACRED AS THE SUOD. IT CAN BE USED IN POETRY READING, RECITATION AND SPEECH.
  • 5. USED TO TELL ABOUT CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS. THE SINGER RENDERS THE STORIES IMPRESSIVELY THROUGH SPONTANEITY AND USE OF WIT NURSERY RHYMES WITH IRREGULAR RHYTHM
  • 6. ARE SONGS FOR MALE SINGERS THAT TELL ABOUT STORIES AND NEWS. THE SONG IS PERFORMED THROUGH LEADER-ANSWE STYLE WITH THE USE OF THE CHING AS THE RHYTHMIC INSTRUMENT. THE TYPE OF SONG HAS FIXED MUSICAL FORM
  • 7. IS ORIGINALLY A BEGGAR’S MUSIC THAT HAS BEEN ADAPTED FOR THE PUPPET PLAY CALLED HUN KRABORK. ITS SONGS AND MUSIC WERE COMPOSED BY A BLIND BEGGAR NAMED SANKHARD DURING THE PERIOD OF RAMA V
  • 8. SOLO SONG THAT IS POPULAR IN CENTRAL THAILAND IT HAS A FIXED FORM OF 8 WORDS PER LINE A PAIR OF WOODEN STICKS USED TO MARK A RHYTHMIC PATTERNOF THE SONG
  • 9. A BOAT SONG SUNG FOLLOWING THE RHYTHM OF THE OARSMEN
  • 10. A BOX-SHAPED METALLOPHONE THAT IS PLACED ON THE FLOOR AND PLAYED WHILE SITTING. IT HAS A RANGE OF TWO AND A HALF OCTAVES THAT IS STRUCK BY A PADDED MALLET.

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