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Listen to the sounds of Vietnam... (Part 1)

Vietnamese Music lesson plan

Loraine Ong

on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of Listen to the sounds of Vietnam... (Part 1)

Let us take a peek into Vietnamese Music! Where is Vietnam and its Capital? A Sneak Peek into a
Vietnamese Musical Instrument:

the Dan Tranh,
a 16-stringed zither The Dan Tranh = Chinese guzheng? Answer: No!

Dan tranh: 90-110cm
Guzheng: 145cm
Jetakh (Mongolian): 145cm
Kayakeum (Korean): 160cm
Koto (Japanese): 180cm The Dan Bau:
one-stringed zither
1.10th-15th centuries:
Chinese and Indian music influence

2.15th- 18th centuries:
Mainly Chinese influence

3.19th century to the eve of World War II:
Growth (originality and identity) of Vietnamese traditional music
+ superficial influence of Western music

4.1945 onwards:
decline of new attempts to restore traditional music
+ development of a new European style music 4 periods of Vietnamese music history Answer:
Vietnam was under the rule of the
Chinese, Indians and French.

But the Vietnamese used both indigenous and foreign
instruments to form their own orchestras Why are the instruments unique yet similar
to those of other cultures? Learning points: 1. Vietnam is divided into 3 parts
(Northern, Central, Southern)

2. Vietnamese music and instruments are influenced by the Chinese

3. Dan Tranh, the 16-strings zither

4. Dan Bau, the 1-string zither CUT and GUESS HANDS-ON!
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