21 terms

East Asia

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Shamisen
a fret-less lute used in Chinese music similar to a banjo and played with a large pick
Puk
a Korean drum used to accompany P'ansori (CD1 Track 21)
P'ansori
Korean Story telling songs that often employ wailing voice and wide vibrato (CD1 Track 21)
Kang Dung
Tibetan Horn made from human thigh bone, sounds like a trumpet and used in Buddhist ceremonies to symbolize the impermanence of life (CD1 Track 24)
Shogun
Japanese Warlord
Samurai
Japanese warrior
Zedong
Chinese Leader
Koto
13 string fret-less zither often played in the palace
Taoism
beloved everything had a spirit and Promoted contemplative thoughts
Dali Lama
Leader of Tibet
Buddhist
seeks enlightenment
Shakuhachi
Japanese bamboo flute
Gu-Gaku
court music of japan (CD1 Track 22)
Kabuki
Japanese popular music theater (CD1 Track 23
Jing hu
Peking Opera aka Beijing opera features actors with painted faces (CD1 Track 18)
Yang Ban Xi
Reveloutionary Bejing opera (CD1 Track 19)
Sheng
Male role in Jing hu
Dan
Female role in Jing hu
Khoomei
Tuvan throat singing from mongolia (CD1 Track 20)
Tablature
gives fingerings of a note, not the notes pitch
gu qin
"scholars instrument"