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Song Lang
(South East Asia)
a clapper idiophone from Vietnam.
Tai Thu
(South East Asia)
a type of chamber music ensemble from Vietnam.
Metallophone
(South East Asia)
an idiophone consisting of several metal bars graduated in length to produce different pitches.
Piphat
(South East Asia)
a type of classical ensemble from Thailand characterized by the use of melodic and rhythmic percussion and double-reed aerophone.
PI
(South East Asia)
a double-reed aerophone found in piphat classical ensemble of Thailand.
Ching
(South East Asia)
a pair of cup-shaped cymbals from Thailand.
Khru
(South East Asia)
a Thai teacher; the term is linquistically associated With the word guru found in Hinduism.
Ramayana
(South East Asia)
an Indian mythological epic about the Hindu godRama found throughout South and Southeast Asia.
Khon
(South East Asia)
a classical masked drama based on the Thai version of the Ramayana.
Isan
(South East Asia)
a term referring to Northeast Thailand and its regional culture, including music.
Khaen
(South East Asia)
a bamboo free reed mouth organ from Northeast Thailand and Laos.
Lam Klawn
(South East Asia)
vocal repartee with khaen accompaniment from Northeast Thailand.
Lam Sing
(South East Asia)
a popular music form from Northeast Thailand.
Phin
(South East Asia)
a fretted, plucked lute from Northeast Thailand.
Gamelan
(South East Asia)
an ensemble from Indonesia comprised primarily of metallophones.
Gamelan Gong Kebyar
(South East Asia)
an ensemble type from Bali, Indonesia comprised primarily of metallophones and characterized by rhythmically dense performance technique.
Kecak
(South East Asia)
a Balinese theatrical performance of Ramayana.
Ideograph
(East Asia)
the Chinese unit of writing, a written symbol or character that is associated primarily with meaning rather than sound.
Dynasty
(East Asia)
a rulling family, like the Ming, and the era characterized by that family’s dominance.
Cultural Revolution
(East Asia)
a ten-year period in China’s history, from 1966-1976, marked by severe social and political unheaval.
Bayin
(East Asia)
the Chinese organological system.
Sizhu
(East Asia)
a “silk and bamboo” music ensemble comprised of Chinese stringed (“silk”) instruments and flutes
(“bamboo”).
Qin/ Guqin
(East Asia)
a bridgeless, plucked zither.
Tablature
(East Asia)
notation that indicates how to pluck, stop, or touch each string.
Yang Ban XI
(East Asia)
literally, “model revolutionary Bejing Opera,” the Chinese term for Beijing Operas, which were
infused with communist and nationalist political messages during the Cultural Revolution
(1966-1876).
Overton
(East Asia)
one of the ascending group of tones that form the harmonic series derived from the fundamental pitch.
Khoomei
(East Asia)
throat-singing tradition from Mongolia.
P’ Ansori
(East Asia)
Korean narratice vocal performance style, featuring Epic-length stories.
Sankyoku
(East Asia)
a Japanese chamber ensemble, consiting of voice,koto (zither), shakuhachi (flute), and shamisen
(lute).
Gagaku
(East Asia)
a Confucian derived ritual court ensemble from Japan, literally “elegant music.”
Kabuki
(East Asia)
popular music theater from developed by Japan’s middle class in the eighteenth century.
Dung-Chen
(East Asia)
a long trumpet with low tones blown during Tibetan ritual.