Though Thailand was never colonized by colonial powers, pop music and other forms of modern Asian, European and American music have become extremely influential. The two most popular styles of traditional Thai music are luk thung and mor lam; the latter in particular has close affinities with the music of Laos.
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Much like classical music in Europe at the time, Thai classical music was and is generally reserved for and enjoyed by the upper classes. Often this is referred to as folk music . There are three major genres of Thai folk music : luk thung (ลูกทุ่ง), mor lam (หมอลำ) and kantrum (กันตรึม).
Thai pop or T- pop is a genre of Thai music roughly equivalent to western pop . It emerged in the 1970s–80s, during which it was known as string music ( Thai : เพลงสตริง), before gaining mainstream popularity during the 1990s. and has since dominated the Thai music industry.
Traditional Thai dancing is a combination of graceful body movements in addition to elaborate costumes and music. There are a total of six different forms of Thai dance: the khon , li-khe, ram wong , shadow puppetry , lakhon lek, and lakhon .
The culture of Thailand has evolved greatly over time, from its relative isolation during the Sukhothai era, to its more contemporary Ayutthaya era, which absorbed influences from all over Asia . Limited Indian, Chinese , Burmese, Khmer and other Southeast Asian influences are still evident in traditional Thai culture.
Mor lam. Mor lam is the dominant folk music of Thailand’s north-eastern Isan region, which has a mainly Lao population. It has much in common with luk thung, such as its focus on the life of the rural poor. It is characterized by rapid-fire, rhythmic vocals and a funk feel to the percussion.
KHAEN • Khaen is the most important folk instrument in north Thailand and in Laos. It is made up of 14 long thin bamboo tubes that are four feet long. It cover two octaves of seven pitches that is described to produce a drone. Its sound is often described as mournful and plaintive.
The first type are traditional folk songs that have, over time, come to have special meaning to Singaporeans. Many of these are in vernacular languages – Malay, Mandarin and Tamil, for instance. Examples of such songs include Malay song ” Di Tanjung Katong “, Mandarin song “Xin Yao”, and Tamil song ” Munnaeru Vaalibaa “.
This series introduces the six key elements of music including rhythm , texture , dynamics , pitch , form, and timbre . Children will build their knowledge of basic music techniques through a set of fun activities based on each element, and they’ll grow their confidence and collaborative skills along the way.
Elements of the Music of Thailand Melody . Timbre . Rhythm . Harmony and Texture . Form.
Luk thung , or Phleng luk thung (Thai: ลูกทุ่ง or เพลงลูกทุ่ง, pronounced [pʰlēːŋ lûːk tʰûŋ], ‘child of the field song ‘), often known as Thai country music , is an acculturated song genre that emerged after World War II in the central region of Thailand.