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Encyclopedia > Shinto music

Shinto music is ceremonial music for Shinto (神道) which is the native religion of Japan. It is related to gagaku (雅楽) or old festival music. Some terms include: Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia Science of Music... A torii at Itsukushima Shrine Shinto (神道 Shintō) (sometimes called Shintoism) is a native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ... Gagaku (雅楽, literally elegant enjoyment) is a type of Japanese classical music that has been performed at the Imperial court for several centuries. ...

  • Kagura (神楽, かぐら): Shinto music
  • Fue: flute
  • Tsuzumi (鼓, つづみ): drum
  • Kane (鉦,かね): small cymbal
  • Miko (巫女, みこ): girl dancer
  • Jinja (神社): Shinto shrine. Kagura is played in a jinja.

Taiko music has also been used in Shinto. Kagura is the Japanese word for wind. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... Taiko drummers in Aichi, Japan The word taiko (太鼓) means simply great drum in Japanese. ...

Sato kagura are Shinto folk songs. Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ...

Religious music
Buddhist - Christian - Hindu - Jewish - Muslim - Native American - Rastafarian - Shinto - Zoroastrian

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Shinto Festival Music (140 words)
SHINTO FESTIVAL MUSIC was filmed in Tokyo at the 1993 Sanja Matsuri in the Asakusa district, and at the Sumiyoshi, Hachiman, and Meiji Shrines.
He explains the variety of musical traditions in Shinto festivals and discussed the use of musical instruments.
Dr. Sidney Brown, Professor of Japanese History at the University of Oklahoma, introduces the rituals of Shinto and the rich tradition of Japanese mythology.
Japanese Music - ninemsn Encarta (652 words)
Phrases of music are marked off by the sounds of a small horizontal two-headed drum (kakko), a large hanging drum (taiko), and a small gong (shoko), as well as by short melodies and arpeggios played on a 4-stringed lute (biwa) and a 13-stringed zither (koto).
Gagaku music utilizes six modes, or scales, of Chinese origin, all derived from two basic pentatonic (five-note) scales: ryo, D E F-sharp A B (D), plus G and C-sharp as auxiliary notes; and ritsu, G A C D E (G), plus auxiliary B and F. The metres in gagaku music are basically duple.
Theatrical music during the early Middle Ages was influenced by earlier Buddhist music and consisted of lute accompaniments to narrations called heikebiwa and of music for the No theatre.
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