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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.