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Copy of Spanish Influence on Philippine Music
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Spanish Influence on Philippine Music
It was during this period that guitars became popular.
The three main forms introduced to the Filipinos were the
, and the
Most of these forms were developed as a result of the fusion between tribal music styles and traditional Spanish and Mexican music.
SPANISH COLONIAL TRADITION (1521 – 1898)
Music developed during this period is one of the roots for modern Filipino music.
is practiced in small towns and rural places. This is how the men court the women from before. A man accompanied by his friends would visit a woman and sing to her love songs to make her fall in love with him. The man is usually accompanied by his friends to give him moral support and also help him with the songs he will use to serenade the woman.
Harana is also called
. This is so because its rhythmic element came from the Spanish Tango or Habanera.
Kundiman may be similar to Harana because the song is dedicated to a woman. Although in Kundiman, a man is singing about his longing for a loved one. This was also used in the Spanish Era as a means to express one’s love for country and longing for freedom. The Kundiman was used in this way because the Spaniards did not allow songs pertaining to patriotism.
is an ensemble of instruments. Philippine rondallas consists of piccolo
bandurria, bandurria, and la-ud, and the guitar-shaped octavina and mandola, guitarra, and
double bass. and is used to accompany several Hispanic-influenced song forms and dances.