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    Posted: 11-Feb-2009 at 16:41
Based on Classical Music Thread...

Share your country's traditional music and the instruments used.


From Malaysia..

Malay Traditional Music
Instrument: Cak Lempong..
web: http://www.musicmall-asia.com/malaysia/folk/caklempong.html

see this video which was taken by me..
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Originally posted by cahaya

Based on Classical Music Thread...Share your country's traditional music and the instruments used. From Malaysia..Malay Traditional MusicInstrument: Cak Lempong..web: http://www.musicmall-asia.com/malaysia/folk/caklempong.htmlsee this video which was taken by me.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYm2bgRDFas


Off hand, I think the only thing we have that is truly Americana is jazz, blues and Blue grass music.

Greek music would be the closet for me so I will have to search and add this later. Now that I live in Arizona I will explore some of the Native American music which I enjoy. I found, online, a Native American music station. The music varied from traditional to contemporary music. I also heard a native American version of rap and it was as bad, to me, as the Greek version- I do not like rap.

I can post later whatever I glean from my studies of native American cultures later. There are some many tribes here and they all have different music and traditions.
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Well ... here we've got Newfoundland folk music, mainly ballads, jigs, sea shanties etc. Instruments can be used, but the only instruments that are really crucial are the vocal chords. It's similar to certain forms of folk music found in the US and British Isles.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHep5WgtQW0&feature=related

We also have French Canadian folk, which is different:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMc-6MVEHF8

There's also a wide variety of Native American traditional music, usually featuring singing, rattles, and drums. Plus Inuit, who have (among other things) "throat singing" which is also known in Siberia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suDvmaGdPn0

Most traditional music we have is a variation on something you can find somewhere else; theres nothing we have that's truly unique to Canada alone, except in the sense that a different spin gets put on some things here. Purely by coincidence, the French, Newfoundland, and Inuit traditional musics are all very vocal with instruments playing a lesser role or no role at all.

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There's also a wide variety of Native American traditional music, usually featuring singing, rattles, and drums. Plus Inuit, who have (among other things) "throat singing" which is also known in Siberia:

I watched but I will have to listen to it later when I have a headset but I wonder how different southwest Indian music is from Inuit such as the Hopi. The Hopi were sedentary and not nomadic like the Inuit so maybe that would also add to the difference. The Hopi reservation is not far from me and I am interested in learning more about their fascinating culture; dance, music, art etc
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Probably very different ... the Inuit are a much later arrival (about 1000 AD) than Native Americans.
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Originally posted by edgewaters

Probably very different ... the Inuit are a much later arrival (about 1000 AD) than Native Americans.



I know nothing of the Iroqouis culture, muscic, dance and art and I have ancestral roots to them.. Edwater do you know anything about traditional Iroquois music; if so please post a sample for us.

I picked up a book on Iroquois art and history and sent it,as a gift, to the curator at the Cycladic Art Museum in Athens.I did an internship there a few years back.

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Originally posted by eaglecap

I know nothing of the Iroqouis culture, muscic, dance and art and I have ancestral roots to them.. Edwater do you know anything about traditional Iroquois music; if so please post a sample for us.

Enter search term 'haudenosaunee' on youtube, lots of examples.

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Gamelan Music..

Instruments: Featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. Drums are also a very important instrument that leads the band.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamelan

Indonesian Gamelan music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDJIyXe99aM&feature=related


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cahaya - that looks interesting and I wish I could see it in real life. When I was in Switzerland I videotaped some friends from various Pacific Islands doing traditional Polynesian dances. I a remember one Samoan dance called the mosquito dance. It was funny how they danced around and swatted themselves or some invisible mosquitoes.

Now that I am in the Southwest part of the USA I want to know more about Hopi Indians. I found this link and if you look to the right there is a link for Hopi Music.



http://www.hopi.org/about_the_hopi.htm#


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cahaya - that looks interesting and I wish I could see it in real life. When I was in Switzerland I videotaped some friends from various Pacific Islands doing traditional Polynesian dances. I a remember one Samoan dance called the mosquito dance. It was funny how they danced around and swatted themselves or some invisible mosquitoes.


For me.. the indonesian traditional dance never failed to impress me.. actually their culture and malay is almost the same.. but the way they perform absolutely very fascinating.. Malay traditional dances from Malaysia are a little be reserved.. a little bit moderate.. perhaps due to Islam influence and it had effected the costume, music and the choreography as well
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Originally posted by cahaya

Gamelan Music..

Instruments: Featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. Drums are also a very important instrument that leads the band.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamelan

Indonesian Gamelan music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDJIyXe99aM&feature=related


 
Cahaya, great thread and post!  I'm quite fascinated Gamelan music for some time.  My introduction to it was through my favorite Rock band King Crimson and Briab Eno and such who mentions Gamelan music as one of their minimimalist infulences.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMf35KQm3bI&feature=PlayList&p=EEDCB66DAA3E6758&index=0&playnext=1)  I always wanted to study more about it but you know..... life, he he.
 
Since you brought it up, I think it is great chance for me to research and learn more about it but I am quite busy right now.  I will try to get back to this thread soon. 
 
Thanks, Cahaya.  
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Oh. Hi KKM.. long time no see..Smile

I had listened to the Waiting Man. It's too.... weird for me to absorb. Tongue
You're right KKM, Gamelan indeed a very interesting music. Usually in Malaysia, for most local universities, the music is played during graduation ceremony and it does trigger some Nusantara ambiance..

Another music Instrument : Angklung

Angklung is a musical instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved so that they have a resonant pitch when struck. The two tubes are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held with one hand while the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound. Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an ensemble will play just one note and together complete melodies are produced. Angklung is popular throughout SE Asia , but originated from Indonesia (used and played by the Sundanese since the ancient times).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angklung

Listen to the music:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G53QX56aIPI&feature=related


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdy9vOASoDU&feature=PlayList&p=A23309DCC8CC90D2&index=20&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL

A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons which travel perpendicularly to it. Also, each button produces one note, while accordions typically can produce chords with a single button.

The concertina was developed in England and Germany, probably independently. The English version was invented in 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone and a patent for an improved version was filed by him in 1844. The German version was announced in 1834 by Carl Friedrich Uhlig.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concertina

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@Jrson.. sounds so lovely...

Instrument: Seruling

The seruling is made from bamboo. It comes in a few types of designs and shapes and has different numbers of holes. This instrument is said to be an indigenous instrument of this region. It exists everywhere in Southeast Asia.
source: http://www.musicmall-asia.com/malaysia/instruments/seruling.html

sample music:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n0sP13sObY
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Some traditional music from Sweden 
 
The old instrument nyckelharpa
A small movie about the Swedish instrument, nyckelharpa. The tune in the background is "Löftet" (The Promise), original tune played and produced by Maria L Hallengren By Maria L Hallengren:
 
More nyckelharpa:
 
The old instrument psalmodikon:
 
The instrument spilåpipa:
 
Vallåtar
This is the old way of herding live stock (in the middle of north Sweden) and of communication between herding women on mountains and between them and the home places down in the valley:
 
Häxritten (ride of the witches) played on violin by Tore Härdelin:
 
Linnea Fredricson playes folk music in Lärbro church, Gotland year 2007.
Groddvalsen with Maria Wernberg and Groddpolskan, solo.
  
Sampling of folk music experience in Sweden during the summer of 2006:
 
Folkdance and folkmusic in the midsummer:
 
Midsummer in Sweden:
 
 
The old instrument of Nyckelharpa.
 
 


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