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Music of thailand

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  • 1. Distinct and Unique
  • 2. IN F L U E N C E SC L A S S IF IC A T IO NC H A R A C T E R IS T IC S
  • 3.  India China Cambodia Burma Laos
  • 4.  “Knowledge” according to Buddhism, is a “frozen Dharmasastra…” or a fully developed yet static system of the right formulas and appropriate rules. Music and religion are interlinked. It was based on the same fundamental tenets.
  • 5. C la s s ic a l M u s ic Extensively used  Evolved in many by people in the royal households villages. and was used both for ceremonies and the entertainment of the ruling class.
  • 6. F o lkM u s ic • It is as diverse as the number of distinct regional traditions in the country. • Most of these performances include dances and festivities related to Buddhism.
  • 7. S t y le o f F o lk M u s ic It is dominant in Thailand’s Northeastern •MORLAM region, mainly inhabited by the Lao population. •KANTRUM It focuses on the dully life of the rural poor. •LUK THUNG It is characterized by rapid rhythmic vocals and a funk style of percussion. There are about 15 regional variations of Mor Lam. These are however lately influenced by modern Western music, and were later known as “Mor Lam Sing.”
  • 8. S t y le o f F o lk M u s ic It is played by Cambodian population in •MORLAM Thailand. •KANTRU It is a swift and traditional dance music. It is characterized by the dominant M sound of the Cho-kantrum, vocal •LUK THUNG singers, percussion and fiddles.
  • 9. S t y le o f F o lk M u s ic Literally when combined as Phleng Luk •MORLAM Thung as “children of the fields.” •KANTRUM It became the more popular style of Thai country music which even now pervades •LUK some 90% of radio air waves. It reflects the daily trials and difficulties of THUNG rural folks. It has been developed only in the mid 20th century, and is still now being further enriched by influences coming from western music.
  • 10. • It is held only at tourist attractions and during formal ceremonies.• During the Bangkok Period (1768-1932 A.D.), music and arts were revived. Thai classical music has been then classified by level or “chan”, based on the speed of
  • 11. The beauty of the intricately woven layers of rhythm and pitch.
  • 12.  The performance of several variations of a piece of music played by different instruments or sung simultaneously. Instrumentalists improvise idiomatically around the central melody. This is known as H e te r o p h o n y. A m e l o d y is consisting of two or four measures that may joined by four other phrase units to make a phrase
  • 13.  Rhythmically, their music is s t e a d y in t e m p o , r e g u la r in p u ls e s , d o n e in s im p le d u p le m e t e r , w it h o u t s w in g , a n d w it h t h e e m p h a s is p la c e d o n t h e f in a l b e a t o f a m e a s u r e o r g r o u p o f p h a s e s , as opposed to European music.

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