MUSIC
OF
Traditional
•

music of Japan are
performed by small ensembles
of instruments and voices.
Compositions often follow a
thre...
KOTO
Koto
musical instrument, a Japanese long zither.
 a long, rectangular box, made of paulownia wood. The
instrument is str...
BIWA
Biwa
is a solo instrument
) arrived in Japan from China
and Korea approximately 1300 years
ago, with what is still Japan...
Shamisen with Plectrum
shamisen
is a Japanese flat-backed, long-necked
lute.
a descendant of the Chinese san-hsien,
which existed as early as the...
LUTE
LUTE
-refer generally to any string
instrument having the strings
running in a plane parallel to the
sound table
- specifi...
SHAKUHACHI
shakuhachi
- a Japanese end-blown flute.
- It was originally introduced from China
into Japan in the 8th century and
under...
SHINOBUE
Shinobue

-is a Japanese transverse flute or fue that has a
high-pitched sound.
- plays important roles in noh and kabuki ...
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VOCAL
MUSIC
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
brief history of japan
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  1. 1. MUSIC OF
  2. 2. Traditional • music of Japan are performed by small ensembles of instruments and voices. Compositions often follow a three-part form called jo-haky ū , which consists of an introduction, a scattering effect in the central section, and a rushing effect near the end of the piece. This form has permeated much of Japanese music and applies to individual musical phrases as well as to
  3. 3. KOTO
  4. 4. Koto musical instrument, a Japanese long zither.  a long, rectangular box, made of paulownia wood. The instrument is strung lengthwise, and the strings are tuned by moving the bridges..  played using plectrums, or picks, of bamboo, bone, ivory, or plastic attached to the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of the player's right hand.  accommodates traditional pentatonic scales used in contemporary or European-influenced pieces. the harplike sound renders the instrument suitable for use as a solo instrument or in modern and traditional ensembles.
  5. 5. BIWA
  6. 6. Biwa is a solo instrument ) arrived in Japan from China and Korea approximately 1300 years ago, with what is still Japan’s orchestra of the court, Gagaku.
  7. 7. Shamisen with Plectrum
  8. 8. shamisen is a Japanese flat-backed, long-necked lute. a descendant of the Chinese san-hsien, which existed as early as the 13th century. has a catskin belly and back and three strings that are struck with a bachi (a bone plectrum,). is a traditional instrument in Kabuki theater.
  9. 9. LUTE
  10. 10. LUTE -refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table - specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, - or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.
  11. 11. SHAKUHACHI
  12. 12. shakuhachi - a Japanese end-blown flute. - It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 8th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo Period. - traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. - used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (blowing meditation).
  13. 13. SHINOBUE
  14. 14. Shinobue -is a Japanese transverse flute or fue that has a high-pitched sound. - plays important roles in noh and kabuki theatre music. -There are two styles: uta (song) and hayashi (festival). -The uta is properly tuned to the Western scale, and can be played in ensembles or as a solo instrument. . -The hayashi is not in the correct pitch, because it is simply a piece of hollow bamboo with holes cut into it. It emits a very high-pitched sound, and is appropriate for the festival/folk music of Japan.
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  16. 16. ko h a m a o gners in Y i x up of fore eretta Co ur gro p An amate n of the o ber 1870. r o d u c ti o p in Septem staged a n ur Sulliva rth because A l d Box by successfu dea an t was not had no i e attemp s Th kabuki fan said and l traditiona a s b e in g out what w to play to see it. ab ot willing were n
  17. 17. a tt e m p te d tellectuals panese in ra based on the a o n a ft e r J So tional ope sers. The at e a na o to cre , e se co m p f Japan d in 1904 e words o t, c o m p o s ful attemp ldiers fighting s r st su cce s r k a b o u t so fi , Roei No s a wo k wa . This wor battlefield ura was in the at haru Kitam ecame e, by Sue b Yum ratorio. It rm of an o fo ' s v i c to r y n th e a fte r J a p a . e popular quit a in 1905 ver Russi o
  18. 18. VOCAL MUSIC
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