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SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World
 

SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World (Hardback, New edition)

By Howard, Keith
Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea's most successful 'traditional' music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely a...ssociated with the first founding quartet but played by all, and many creative evolutions on the basic themes, made by the rapidly growing number of virtuosic percussionists. And the genre is the focus of an abundance of workshops, festivals and contests. Samulnori is taught in primary and middle schools; it is part of Korea's national education curriculum. It has dedicated institutes, and there are a number of workbooks devoted to helping wannabe 'samulnorians'. It is a familiar part of Korean performance culture, at home and abroad, in concerts but also in films and theatre productions. SamulNori uses four instruments: kkwaenggwari and ching small and large gongs, and changgo and puk drums. These are the instruments of local percussion bands and itinerant troupes that trace back many centuries, but samulnori is a recent development of these older traditions: it was first performed in February 1978. This volume explores this vibrant percussion genre, charting its origins and development, the formation of the canon of pieces, teaching and learning strategies, new evolutions and current questions relating to maintaining, developing, and sustaining samulnori in the future.
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ISBN 9781472462893
Released NZ 28 Oct 2015
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
Series SOAS Studies in Music
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ISBN-13 9781472462893
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 28 Oct 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Howard, Keith
Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith
Series SOAS Studies in Music
Category Theory Of Music & Musicology
Non-Western Music: Traditional & Classical
Musical Instruments: Percussion
Number of Pages 230
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 784.6809519
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Folk music - History and criticism - Korea South, Percussion ensembles - Korea South, Percussion ensembles - Korea (South)
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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