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Korean Musical Instruments: A Practical Guide

Howard, Keith (2015) Korean Musical Instruments: A Practical Guide. Seoul: Minsokwon.

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Abstract

A guide to Korean instruments, focussing on seven key string, percussion and wind instruments: kayagum, komun'go, haegum, changgo, p'iri, taegum, tanso. Each instrument is discussed historically and in its regional context. Different versions of each, and related instruments are described. Playing methods and techniques are given, coupled to photographs and other illustrations, then notations are introduced, building to sets of exercises and pieces given in both Korean mensural and staff notations. Two additional chapters give an historical overview, a broad consideration of different notation systems used in Korea, and an organological account of all traditional Korean instruments. Rewritten, expanded, newly illustrated edition of book originally published in 1988.

Item Type: Authored Books
Additional Information: Minsokwon Publishing Company, 337-25 Daeheung-dong, Mapo-ku, Seoul, Korea. (82) 2 804 3320.
Keywords: Korean music, instruments, methodology, performance techniques, notation systems
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
ISBN: 9788928507818
Depositing User: Keith Howard
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 14:17
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20868

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