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Thai Music, Part 2

25/04/2014

Culturally Curious

To have any conversation about music, I think you must begin with what is making the music as it is often the instruments and how they are used that will give a genre its unique sound.

Thai instruments fall into three main categories: string, percussion and wind instruments. Alternatively, instruments are divided into four categories based on how they are played: plucking, bowing, striking or blowing. Furthermore, many instruments are specific to certain regions of Thailand and are found predominantly in certain genres of music, but now I’m getting ahead of myself. Back to instruments.

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