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Elements of Traditional Thai Music
Transcript of Elements of Traditional Thai Music
Structure and Form
-Thai music has its own structure and form that is unique and cannot be compared with Western music.
-an important characteristic of Thai music
-written and composed based on the duple meter in a steady tempo
-described as extraordinary
*All Thai compositions are based on the duple meter as marked by the damped and undamped sound made by ching
*Thai music has a heterophonic texture
*Thai music has a non-harmonic, melodic and linear form and structure.
-composed of seven notes that are equidistant from each other with no half steps
-doesn't have intervals like the perfect fourth or the perfect fifth and not even written on a major or on a minor scale.
-metrical pulses are marked by the hand cymbals called
-non-harmonic, melodic or linear
-emphasizes tone, scale, and rhythm over harmony
-Two general styles: Rhythmic and simple with relatively neutral melodic lines; Lyrical with great rhythmic diversity
-Latter styles: heard or played on khawng wong yai or khawng wong lek