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MAPEH 8 (Music 4th Quarter) - Japanese Theater

Feb 07, 2017



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JAPANESE THEATERMr. Carlo Justino J. LunaMalabanias Integrated SchoolAngeles CityMUSICUnit 4 Musical Theater and Festivals of Asia

Japanese TheaterJapan is rich in culture and tradition.



Japanese Theateris one of the traditions that is very popular until todayis the traditional form of theater which began at the end of the 16th centurybecame the most successful theater entertainment in the red light districts of the great citiesKABUKI

Japanese Theateris considered the most important Japanese contribution to World TheaterKABUKI

Japanese TheaterBoth noh and kabuki are unique and genuine expressions of the Japanese spirit and culture.However, they mirror taste and ideals of different social classes, in profoundly different environments and periods. NOH & KABUKI

is one of the popular traditional songs of Japanis a traditional song that produces distinct characteristics used in the Asian style of making melodies also known as the pentatonic scaleSAKURA

SakuraCherry Blossoms


Japanese TheaterThe pattern is mainly developed by using the pentatonic style adopted mainly from China.This style is mostly used in the performance of noh and kabuki.PENTATONIC SCALE

Vocal Pattern & Techniques

Vocal Pattern & Techniquesor the continuous patternused in speeches building up to an explosive climax in the aragoto (oversized, supernatural, rough hero) stylerequires an extraordinary breath control that only few experts succeed in achieving1. Ipponchshi

Vocal Pattern & Techniquesadapted from the chanting or jruri (a traditional Japanese narrative music in which a tay () sings to the accompaniment of a shamisen)implies a very sensitive capacity of riding the rhythms of the shamisen (string instrument), declaiming each accompaniment2. Nori

JORURI a form of storytelling

Vocal Pattern & Techniquesthe subtle delivery of poetical text written in the Japanese metrical form of alternating seven and five syllables3. Yakuharai

Vocal & Instrumental Features

Vocal & Instrumental Featuresare accompanied by shamisen music collected and popularized a number of aspects from all previous forms of Japanese musicDances and Movements

Vocal & Instrumental FeaturesGagaku classic court music imported from China during the 18th centuryKagura performed in Shinto shrinesN chant derives from shmy, the sophisticated and rich tradition of Buddhist chantingJapanese Shamisen Music

Vocal & Instrumental FeaturesNagautais a love song which reached a golden age in the first half of the 19th century as dance music for the henge mono (quick-change piece)Japanese Shamisen Music

Henge-monois a quick-change piece in which the leading actor plays a number of roles and undergoes many on-stage changes of costume.

Vocal & Instrumental FeaturesNagautais very flexible, can be performed by one shamisen or by an entire orchestra of 20 musicians10 are shamisen playerswhile other play flutesa. fue taken from the nb. drums (small drum-kotsuzumi; waist drum-tsuzumi; stick drum-taiko)Japanese Shamisen Music

JAPANESE THEATERMr. Carlo Justino J. LunaMalabanias Integrated SchoolAngeles CityMUSICUnit 4 Musical Theater and Festivals of AsiaTHANKS!