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Music of Asia

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Music of Asia

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  1. Music of Asia China, Japan, and India

  2. China and Japan • Similarities: • Music is tied closely to dance and drama • Opera is important • Instruments • The Zither • The Lute • The Oboe • The Flute • Drums • Gongs

  3. The Zither • An Stringed instrument played by plucking the strings with fingers of both hands • Called “The Ch’in” in China • Called “The Koto” in Japan- Larger and only has 13 strings

  4. The Lute • Stringed instrument similar to a guitar with 15 strings- used in many different cultures • Predominant in Chinese and Japanese Music

  5. Music • Asian Music goes back over 3,000 years • Many different styles of music due to the age of the countries • Japanese dramatic music is important in Puppet theaters

  6. Music of India • Made up of 3 parts played by different instruments • The Drone- Played by the Tambura • 3 ½ to 5 feet tall! • The Melody- Played by the sitar, sarod, and/or flute • The Rhythm- Played by the Tabla

  7. Test your understanding so far • With the person next to you, please answer the following questions in your packet • How many different parts is Indian Music made up of? • What is a Raga? • What is a Tala? • Which instrument plays the drone, and explain what a drone is • How is the tala different to western (American) rhythms?