12-13 Japan

12-13 Japan - Part7 Japan Chapter 39: Introduction to the...

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Chapter 39: Introduction to the Region Shakuhachi  - the traditional vertical  bamboo flute of Japan The music of the  shakuhachi  is often compared  to the sound of a breeze blowing through a  bamboo forest Ma  – Japanese aesthetic principle
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Chapter 39: Introduction to the Region Japan consists of four main islands—Honshu (the  mainland), Kyushu, Hokkaido, and Shikoku—and  about 3000 smaller islands Almost the entire population is ethnically  homogenous The language is Japanese, traditionally written in  pictographic characters adapted from Chinese
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Chapter 40: Characteristics of Japanese Music Common elements that are distinctively Japanese and  help distinguish their arts from those of China or Korea  include the following: Scales with Semitones Slow Tempos Sense of Space Prominent Classical Solo Repertories
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Chapter 40: Characteristics of Japanese Music Kagura—Shinto Music rituals and music that are a part of the Shinto religion Satokagura - festival performances shishi-mai  (lion dance) – popular satokagura dance
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Chapter 40: Characteristics of Japanese Music Kagura—Shinto Music Hayashi  - a small folk ensemble that accompanies the  dances It may include: take-bue  -  transverse flutes Taiko -  small, shallow drums  o-daiko  - a very large barrel drum with riveted heads small cymbals or gongs
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Chapter 40: Characteristics of Japanese Music
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course MUSI 1004 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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