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Thailand Music Instrument

  1. 1. Thailand Musical Instruments
  2. 2. NAME ME (China)Erhu (India) Mridangam (Philippines) Gabang (Philippines) Kulintang Ensemble (Philippines) Diwdiw-As
  3. 3. Percussion instruments Idiophones • Ranat thum-it is a box-shaped metallophone that is placed on the floor • Kwhang Wong Lek-it is a higher gong circle; comprises many small tuned bossed gongs mounted in a rattan frame • Ching-pair of small, thick cymbals joined by a cord
  4. 4. Percussion Instruments Membranophones • Taphon-sacred barrel drum; played with the hands and used in the piphat ensemble • Rammana- it is a shallow drum that looks like a tambourine • Thon Ramana-is a bowl shaped ceramic drum that is used in the Mahori Ensemble
  5. 5. Chordophones Plucked/Struked • Jakhae-crocodile-shaped fretted floor zither with three strings Bowed-string • Sau Duang-- higher twostring fiddle with hardwood body
  6. 6. Aerophones Oboes • Pi nai-standard leading instrument used in the piphat ensemble Free-reeded • Khaen-it is a bamboo mouth organ that is described to produce a drone
  7. 7. Brief History of Thai Pop Music • 1930s – Western Classical Music – Jazz and Tango • 1960s – Lukgrung – Wrong Shadow • 1980s – Nationalistic Elements • Mid 20th Century – Luk Thung – (Country Song)
  8. 8. •Luk Thung (Child of the fields)-is the most popular form of Thai country music •Pumpuang Duangjan-the mega star and the pioneer of elecronic luk thung •Mor Lam-Expert Singer/Expert Song – it is an Ancient Lao form of song – Singers perform three minute songs combining lam segments with luk thung or pop style version – Typically consists of medley music Thai Pop

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