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ERIC Number: EJ1092879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Korean Percussion Ensemble ("Samulnori") in the General Music Classroom
Kang, Sangmi; Yoo, Hyesoo
General Music Today, v29 n3 p4-11 Apr 2016
This article introduces "samulnori" (Korean percussion ensemble), its cultural background, and instructional methods as parts of a classroom approach to teaching upper-level general music. We introduce five of eight sections from "youngnam nong-ak" (a style of samulnori) as a repertoire for teaching Korean percussion music to beginners in general music classrooms. When playing samulnori, students will learn the origin of this music, the symbolism of each instrumental timbre, "yin yang" philosophy, and oral and aural music practices. In addition, students will have opportunities to participate in a type of song writing that originates from Korean farmers' chanting. To help music teachers learn to use samulnori in the classroom, video clips are provided. Music teachers can encourage students to engage in Korean percussion ensemble using classroom or handmade instruments if traditional Korean ones are unavailable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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