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Celtic music

Celtic music
Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe.[1][2] It refers to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from "trad" (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids. Often the melodic line moves up and down the primary chords in so many songs. There are a number of possible reasons for this: Melodic variation can be easily introduced. These two latter usage patterns may simply be remnants of formerly widespread melodic practices. Often, the term Celtic music is applied to the music of Ireland and Scotland because both lands have produced well-known distinctive styles which actually have genuine commonality and clear mutual influences. Divisions[edit] Alan Stivell at Nuremberg, Germany, 2007 Forms[edit] Festivals[edit] The Celtic music scene involves a large number of music festivals. Massed pipers at the Lorient festival

Music of China Chinese music refers to the music of the Chinese people, which may be the music of the Han Chinese as well as other ethnic minorities within mainland China. It also includes those music produced by people of Chinese origin outside of mainland China using traditional Chinese instruments or in the Chinese language. Different types of music have been recorded in historical Chinese documents from the early periods of Chinese civilization which, together with archaeological artifacts discovered, provided evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC – 256 BC). These further developed into various forms of music through succeeding dynasties, producing the rich heritage of music that is part of the Chinese cultural landscape today. History[edit] According to legends, the founder of music in Chinese mythology was Ling Lun at the time of the Yellow Emperor, who made bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds including the phoenix. Early history[edit] Instruments

Traditional Japanese music Musicians and dancer, Muromachi period Traditional Japanese music is the folk or traditional music of Japan. Types of traditional Japanese music[edit] There are three types of traditional music in Japan: instrumental, theatrical and court music. Kabuki[edit] Kabuki (歌舞伎?) Noh[edit] Noh ( 能?) Gagaku[edit] Gagaku (雅楽?) Instrumental Music Kangen (管弦?) Shōmyō[edit] Shōmyō (声明?) Jōruri[edit] Gidayubushi (義太夫節?) There are other four jōruri styles which have largely died out. Katōbushi (河東節?) Nagauta[edit] Nagauta (長唄?) Ogiebushi (荻江節?) Shakuhachi music[edit] Shakuhachi (尺八?) Sōkyoku[edit] Ikuta ryu - Originated in Eastern Japan. Traditional music in modern culture[edit] Traditional Japanese musicians sometimes collaborate with modern Western musicians. Traditional musical instruments[edit] 鉦鼓 Shōko Traditional cultural events[edit] Artists[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ "舞楽". External links[edit]

Folk music Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted by mouth, as music of the lower classes, and as music with unknown composers. Starting in the mid-20th century a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. Traditional folk music[edit] Definitions[edit] A consistent definition of traditional folk music is elusive. However, despite the assembly of an enormous body of work over some two centuries, there is still no certain definition of what folk music (or folklore, or the folk) is.[4] Folk music may tend to have certain characteristics[2] but it cannot clearly be differentiated in purely musical terms. Music in this genre is also often called traditional music. Terminology[edit]

Music of Southeastern Europe The music of Southeastern Europe or Balkan music is a type of music distinct from others in Europe. This is definitely because it was influenced by traditional music of Southeastern European ethnic groups and mutual music influences of these ethnic groups. The music is characterised by complex rhythm. The music of the Slavic countries of Southeastern Europe is significantly different from the music of Eastern Europe, which includes the Slavic states of the former USSR. Neighboring musical influences[edit] Byzantine medieval music[edit] Main articles: Byzantine music Byzantine (Greek: Βυζαντινή Μουσική), traditional music is associated with the medieval sacred chant of Christian Churches following the Constantinopolitan rite. Greek music[edit] Main articles: Greek music Greek folk music includes Demotika, Cretan and Nisiotika, Pontian, Laiko and Rebetiko. Ottoman music[edit] Main articles: Ottoman music "Balkan" is a Turkish word which means sharp mountains. Pre-modern Balkan music[edit]

Pagan-Folk Pagan-Folk (eng. pagan, heidnisch) ist eine Richtung der Folk-Musik mit Elementen aus dem Neopaganismus, die sich Ende der 1990er Jahre zum Teil aus der Musik der Mittelalterszene heraus entwickelte. Stil[Bearbeiten] Vertreter und Veranstaltungen[Bearbeiten] Siehe auch[Bearbeiten] Neofolk Weblinks[Bearbeiten] Stéphane François: Paganmusik in Europa (englisch; MS Word; 104 kB) Politikwissenschaftlerin Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten] Hochspringen ↑

Music of Ireland The bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum. Irish Music is music that has been created in various genres on the island of Ireland. The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. Early Irish music[edit] By the High and Late Medieval Era, the Irish annals were listing native musicians, such as the following: Modern interpretation[edit] Early Irish poetry and song has been translated into modern Irish and English by notable Irish poets, song collectors and musicians. Early Irish musicians abroad[edit] Some musicians were acclaimed in places beyond Ireland. Helias of Cologne (died 1040), is held to be the first to introduce Roman chant to Cologne. Donell Dubh Ó Cathail (c. 1560s-c.1660), was not only musician of Viscount Buttevant, but, with his uncle Donell Óge Ó Cathail, harper to Elizabeth I. Early Modern times[edit] Traditional music[edit] A traditional music session, known in Gaelic as a seisiún.