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Music of Asia. China, Japan, and India. China and Japan. Similarities: Music is tied closely to dance and drama Opera is important Instruments The Zither The Lute The Oboe The Flute Drums Gongs. The Zither.

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music of asia
Music of Asia

China, Japan, and India

china and japan
China and Japan
  • Similarities:
  • Music is tied closely to dance and drama
  • Opera is important
  • Instruments
    • The Zither
    • The Lute
    • The Oboe
    • The Flute
    • Drums
    • Gongs
the zither
The Zither
  • An Stringed instrument played by plucking the strings with fingers of both hands
  • Called “The Ch’in” in China
  • Called “The Koto” in Japan- Larger and only has 13 strings
the lute
The Lute
  • Stringed instrument similar to a guitar with 15 strings- used in many different cultures
  • Predominant in Chinese and Japanese Music
music
Music
  • Asian Music goes back over 3,000 years
  • Many different styles of music due to the age of the countries
  • Japanese dramatic music is important in Puppet theaters
music of india
Music of India
  • Made up of 3 parts played by different instruments
  • The Drone- Played by the Tambura
  • 3 ½ to 5 feet tall!
  • The Melody- Played by the sitar, sarod, and/or flute
  • The Rhythm- Played by the Tabla
test your understanding so far
Test your understanding so far
  • With the person next to you, please answer the following questions in your packet
  • How many different parts is Indian Music made up of?
  • What is a Raga?
  • What is a Tala?
  • Which instrument plays the drone, and explain what a drone is
  • How is the tala different to western (American) rhythms?