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History of Korean Music

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Megan Burgess

on 20 November 2012

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Classical to KPop History of Korean Music Let's start from the very beginning..... The task classifying Korean music is difficult at times because the lines between the classifications are not always clear, i.e., is it classical, religious, or folK?

In general, Korean music falls under the two main categories of chongak (music of the upper classes) and sogak (music of the common classes). In keeping with standard practice, we translate chongak as classical music and sogak as folk music. The additional groupings of religious and contemporary music Classical, yo. Korean classical music is very broad and comes in various music styles and forms including: Chongak, Hyangak(native court music), Tangak (Chinese classical music), and Aak ("refined" music). Chongak is usually used to designate all pieces and music forms performed and supported by members of the upper classes as a form of amusement. Some of the most prominent pieces and classical music forms are as follows:
1. Yongsan-Hoisang- (Mass on Spiritual Mountain)-derived from Buddhist chants
2. Yomillak- (Enjoying with the People)-combined elements of both native Korean music and Chinese
3. Boheoja- instrumental piece which was adpted from a traditional Chinese song, brought to Korea during the Koryo Dynasty.
4. Nakyangchun- was orginially a Chinese song and when it arrived into Korea it became an instrumental piece.
5. Sujechon- This instrumental work dates back to the 7th century and later used in traditional dance. Folky-Dolky Korea's folk music tradition, with its generous use of bright rhythms and melodies, offers a more energetic and capricious contrast to the nation's collection of classical music works. Folk music represents the soul and sound of traditional Korean villages with an eclectic array of music forms including numerous folk songs, various forms of instrumental pieces, and shaman (a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick) ritual music. Some of the most prominent pieces and folk music forms are as follows:
1. Sanjo- this music uses a variety of rhymes and modes. At first, court musicians did not think it was music, but sounds and modes.
2. Sinawi- instrumental music form used in shaman ceremonies to accompany dancing and to help bring the shaman to a higher state of consciousness
3. Folk Song- There are also collections of folk songs associated with various activities, such as: farm songs, fishing songs, work songs, ceremonial songs, marriage songs, and children's songs.
4. Shaman Ritual Music- a collection of lively mystical music to be played during rituals KPop goes the weasel.... K-Pop is a musical genre consisting of dance, electronic, electropop, hip hop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea.
Know to us as Korean Pop Culture it is primarily sung by Korean teenage singers.
Started in 1992, dance and rap music became popular due to Seo Taiji & Boys.
K-Pop took off in the early 2000 thanks to the internet.
The Korean Wave (the increase of popularity in all things South Korean) also helped the take off of K-Pop to the Pacific Rim, the Americans, and Europe. .
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