Miscellaneous

Who invented the Ajaeng?

Who invented the Ajaeng?

Derived from the Chinese yazheng, the ajaeng arrived in Korea from China during the Koryŏ dynasty (918–1392). Usually paired with the haegŭm, it plays the traditional Korean court music of both the Chinese-derived (tang-ak) and the Korean (hyang-ak) styles, each of which has a characteristic pentatonic tuning.

What classification is Ajaeng?

Bowed string instruments
The ajaeng is a Korean string instrument. It is a wide zither with strings of twisted silk. It is played with a slender stick of forsythia wood that is drawn across the strings in the manner of a bow….Ajaeng.

Classification Bowed string instruments
Related instruments
Bowed psaltery Cello Crwth Double bass Yazheng (China)

How Korean play their instruments?

Traditional Korean string instruments are made of paulownia wood and some other materials. They are categorized on the basis of the basic technique used to produce the sounds, such as plucking, pulling, or hitting. For example, the gayageum and geomungo mainly produce sounds when the strings are plucked.

What does ajaeng stand for?

Excerpt of a performance on a sanjo ajaeng, a Korean bowed zither ( ajaeng ), in the form used for virtuosic solo music; recorded at the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Seoul. The instrument, which is placed in a transverse position on the floor, is supported on its bowed end by a stand.

What is the tone of the ajaeng?

Characteristically the tone of the ajaeng is raspy, and its melodies are highly inflected and expressive. Scale used for the performance of sanjo music on the ajaeng; recorded at the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Seoul.

How do you play The ajaeng?

The player sits on the floor behind it and moves the bow over the strings to the right of the bridges while the left hand varies pitch and vibrato by pressing the strings on the other side of the bridges. Characteristically the tone of the ajaeng is raspy, and its melodies are highly inflected and expressive.

What is the ajaeng Sanjo?

The ajaeng sanjo is used for a variety of genres, including sanjo (virtuosic solo music), folk songs, and shaman ensembles. This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski.