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Japanese Theater - MAPEH 8 (Music 4th Quarter)

MUSIC Unit 4: Musical Theater and Festivals of Asia
Lesson 1: Japanese Theater

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Japanese Theater - MAPEH 8 (Music 4th Quarter)

  1. 1. JAPANESE THEATER MR. CARLO JUSTINO J. LUNA Malabanias Integrated School Angeles City MUSIC Unit 4 – Musical Theater and Festivals of Asia
  2. 2. Japanese Theater Japan is rich in culture and tradition. Ikebana Sakura Noh Kabuki
  3. 3. Japanese Theater • is one of the traditions that is very popular until today • is the traditional form of theater which began at the end of the 16th century • became the most successful theater entertainment in the red light districts of the great cities KABUKI
  4. 4. Japanese Theater • is considered the most important Japanese contribution to World Theater KABUKI
  5. 5. Japanese Theater • Both noh and kabuki are unique and genuine expressions of the Japanese spirit and culture. • However, they mirror taste and ideals of different social classes, in profoundly different environments and periods. NOH & KABUKI
  6. 6. • is one of the popular traditional songs of Japan • is a traditional song that produces distinct characteristics used in the Asian style of making melodies also known as the pentatonic scale SAKURA
  7. 7. Sakura “Cherry Blossoms”
  8. 8. Japanese Theater • The pattern is mainly developed by using the pentatonic style adopted mainly from China. • This style is mostly used in the performance of noh and kabuki. PENTATONIC SCALE
  9. 9. Vocal Pattern & Techniques
  10. 10. Vocal Pattern & Techniques • or the continuous pattern • used in speeches building up to an explosive climax in the aragoto (oversized, supernatural, rough hero) style • requires an extraordinary breath control that only few experts succeed in achieving 1. Ipponchōshi
  11. 11. Vocal Pattern & Techniques • adapted from the chanting of jōruri (a traditional Japanese narrative music in which a tayū (太夫) sings to the accompaniment of a shamisen) • implies a very sensitive capacity of riding the rhythms of the shamisen (string instrument), declaiming each accompaniment 2. Nori
  12. 12. Vocal Pattern & Techniques • the subtle delivery of poetical text written in the Japanese metrical form of alternating seven and five syllables 3. Yakuharai
  13. 13. Vocal & Instrumental Features
  14. 14. Vocal & Instrumental Features • are accompanied by shamisen music collected and popularized a number of aspects from all previous forms of Japanese music Dances and Movements
  15. 15. Vocal & Instrumental Features • Gagaku – classic court music imported from China during the 18th century • Kagura – performed in Shinto shrines • Nō – chant derives from shōmyō, the sophisticated and rich tradition of Buddhist chanting Japanese Shamisen Music
  16. 16. Vocal & Instrumental Features Nagauta • is a love song which reached a golden age in the first half of the 19th century as dance music for the henge mono (quick-change piece) Japanese Shamisen Music
  17. 17. Vocal & Instrumental Features Nagauta • is very flexible, can be performed by one shamisen or by an entire orchestra of 20 musicians  10 are shamisen players  while other play flutes a. fue taken from the nō b. drums (small drum-kotsuzumi; waist drum-ōtsuzumi; stick drum-taiko) Japanese Shamisen Music
  18. 18. JAPANESE THEATER MR. CARLO JUSTINO J. LUNA Malabanias Integrated School Angeles City MUSIC Unit 4 – Musical Theater and Festivals of Asia THANKS!