Music of Korea
Traditional Korean music includes combinations of the folk, vocal, religious and ritual music styles of the Korean people. Korean music, along with arts, painting and sculpture has been practiced sinc...
Serbian traditional music
Back through the centuries, the Serbian people have sung in all circumstances, especially while doing farm work. Songs were created from peoples' souls, traveling from throat to throat, heart to heart...
Bachi
Bachi (桴, 枹) (also batchi) is the name for the straight, wooden sticks used to play Japanese taiko drums, and also (written 撥) the plectrum for stringed instruments such as the shamisen and biwa.
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Noh
Noh (能, Nō), or Nogaku (能楽, Nōgaku)—derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent"—is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14...
Biwa hōshi
Biwa hōshi (Japanese: 琵琶法師), also known as "lute priests" were travelling performers in the era of Japanese history preceding the Meiji period. They earned their income by reciting vocal literatu...
Shinkyoku
Shinkyoku are modern musical compositions for shakuhachi. The term is commonly used to describe early post-Meiji era compositions influenced by western music.
Sugungga
Sugungga is one of the five surviving stories of the Korean pansori storytelling tradition. The other stories are Simcheongga, Heungbuga, Jeokbyeokga, and Chunhyangga.The pansori Sugungga is an adap...
Shakuhachi musical notation
Shakuhachi musical notation refers to the systems of transcribing playing instructions for shakuhachi music. The shakuhachi in Japan dates back to approximately 700 AD, though similar predecessor bam...
Jōruri (music)
Jōruri (浄瑠璃) is a form of traditional Japanese narrative music in which a tayū (太夫) sings to the accompaniment of a shamisen. As a form of storytelling, the emphasis is on the lyrics and narra...
Middle Eastern and North African music traditions
This is a list of folk music traditions, with styles, dances, instruments and other related topics. The term folk music cannot be easily defined in a precise manner. It is used with widely varying de...
Old time fiddle
Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk music. "Old time fiddle tunes" may be played on fiddle, banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called "fiddle tunes". The genre has European and A...
Iwato scale
The iwato scale is a musical scale that is similar to the Locrian mode (spelled 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7), seventh mode of the major scale, different in that it has no 3rd or 6th notes, thus making it penta...
Komusō
The komusō (虚無僧, komusō, hiragana: こむそう; also romanized komusou or komuso) were a group of Japanese mendicant monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism who flourished during the Edo period of 1...
Quebec fiddle
Quebec fiddle is a part of the Old time fiddle canon and is influential in New England and Northwest fiddle styles.
According to Reiner and Anick, the affinity between Anglo-Celtic and French fid...
Jieshi Diao Youlan
Jieshi Diao Youlan (Chinese: 碣石調幽蘭; literally: "Solitary Orchid in the Stone Tablet Mode") or just "Solitary Orchid" ("Secluded Orchid" or "Elegant Orchid" in some translations) is the name o...
Old Time
"Old time" and "old timey" are terms used to describe stereotyped images and representations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the USA, generally not more than a generation before or after ...
Rokudan no shirabe
Rokudan no Shirabe (六段の調 abbreviation Rokudan 六段) is one of Yatsuhashi Kengyo's famous pieces. It was originally a soukyoku, a kind of chamber music with the koto playing the leading part, but nowada...
Gigaku
Gigaku (伎楽), also known as kure-gaku (呉楽) refers to an extinct genre of masked drama-dance performance, imported into Japan during the Asuka period.
Records state that it was introduced ...
Canadian fiddle
Canadian fiddle is the aggregate body of tunes, styles and musicians engaging the traditional folk music of Canada on the fiddle. It is an integral extension of the Anglo-Celtic and Québécois Frenchfo...
Baltal (art form)
Baltal ("foot mask") Hangul: 발탈 is a form of puppet theatre from Korea. It is one of Korea's Important Intangible Cultural Properties. Baltal is unique in that the puppets used are manipulated wit...
Music Bureau
The Music Bureau (Traditional Chinese: 樂府; Simplified Chinese: 乐府; Hanyu Pinyin: yuèfǔ, and sometimes known as the "Imperial Music Bureau") served in the capacity of an organ of various imperial gover...
Boheoja
Boheoja (보허자; 步虛子:literally "Pacing the Void") is a Korean court music repertoire originated from China. It was introduced from Song Dynasty during Goryeo Dynasty period which at the time was ruled by...
Nagauta
Nagauta (長唄), literally "long song", is a kind of traditional Japanese music which accompanies the kabuki theater. They were developed around 1740. Influences included the vocal yōkyoku style us...
Shōmyō
Shōmyō (声明) is a style of Japanese Buddhist chant, used mainly in the Tendai and Shingon sects. There are two styles: ryokyoku and rikkyoku, described as difficult and easy to remember, respective...