Grand Drum Ensemble (Korea)

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Do you know that the percussion is the oldest form of non-vocal music? And as a result of this percussions it reflects many of the social and historical peculiarities that evolve throughout a culture.

Do you know that Korea Music was influenced strong indigenous tradition by Chinese and the Mongols.

In general we can describe Korean music, as an art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression.

Do you know that originally the Grand Drum Ensemble was developed to help farmers be more productive in the fields? This drumming style features performers who move and dance while playing percussion instruments strapped to their bodies, such as the janggo (hourglass drum), buk (barrel drum), jing (large gong) and swe (small gong) and also they perform a few Korean folksongs.

There are a variety of instruments in the ensemble, including Korean versions of the oboe, zither, fiddle, drums, and gongs. The speed is usually slow to mid time, but sometimes they creep up to the pace of a march. Most of the songs are instrumentals, and all appear to be traditional.




Some words can be difficult to pronounce. It will be easier if you repeat them slowly and then at a quicker pace several times.


  • Would you like to be in a concert of this kind of music? why?

Session 4

Welcome to this activity created by Senior in Charge Ms. Jeannie Nieto from Coapa Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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  1. This music with the drum can transmit the vibration to the body. The musician play the drum synchronized, then each one play their style. This music is very relax. COAPA AFTERNOON

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