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Shane Chan

on 12 February 2013

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Transcript of MUSIC 8

JAPANESE VOCAL MUSIC There are many types of music in Japan. These range from traditional to modern music with influences from the West. But among all these music, what they consider as the most important is VOCAL MUSIC. It is considered to be the most important since it is the heart of the expression of Japanese music. Japanese vocal music is based on two fundamental human activities. SPEECH MOVEMENT SPEECH includes the rhythm, the tone and the cadences of the song. MOVEMENT refers to the body movement of the singer as he or she interprets or performs the song. EXOTERIC MUSIC -is easy to understand and to perform.
-anybody or everybody can perform this ESOTERIC MUSIC -is a specialized music
-designed for people with special training in music. JAPANESE VOCAL STYLE SHOMYO -is a vocal style that includes speech and singing.
-traditional Japanese music that played
a significant role during the Heian Period
-is a popular vocal music used in Buddhist temples
-Japanese vocal music originated from Buddhist temples. ZOKUYO -are popular songs in Japan
-do not have Western influences
-hauta or small song (most popular songs in Japan)
-Iyobushi (popular songs for the Iyo region) MINYO -most popular group of songs
-term used for regional folk songs about life of the ordinary people. WORK SONGS GATHERING SONGS FESTIVAL SONGS CHILDREN'S SONGS ROEI and SAIBARA -are vocal genres of accompanied music from the Heian court from the 9th-12th century.
-both are used in the Gagaku ensemble.
SAIBARA -are songs with simple melodies that were derived from ancient folk songs.
-their themes include scenes of life. -shamisen, taiko drums, shakuhachi are instruments used to accompany these songs ROEI -are songs that developed as standard realizations for singing and reciting music. SAKURA Sakura! Sakura! Ya yo i no

sorawa, Miwatasu kagiri

Kasumu ka kumoka, Ni o izo

izuru. Izaya izaya,

Mi ni yu kan JAPANESE RAIN SONG Piter, pater, falling, falling rain if falling down,
Mother comes to bring umbrella, Rain is falling down. *

Underneath the drooping willow stands a little child
No umbrella, child is weeping, Rain is falling down *

Ame, ame, fure, fure, kaasan ga, Jyano me de o mu kae, U reshi na *

*Pi chi, pi chi, cha pu, cha pu ran, ran, ran.

KAERU NO UTAG Kaeru no utaga Kiko ete

Kuruyo Gwa! Gwa! Gwa!

Gero gero gero gero Gwa! Gwa!
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