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Traditional Thai Music & Thai Classical Music Instruments

Last Updated: June 09,2020

Thai classical music are exceedingly treasured symbols of national inheritance.

Thai Music

Thai Classical Music popularly referred to as dontri Thai doem was initially played at court and it was based on Khmer styles. There exist three types of symphonic groups for Thai classical music namely; a percussion-dominated group, Pi Phat, which performs at the court ceremonies and in the theatre; a string-dominated ensemble known as kruang sai, typically heard in indoor instrumental settings; as well as mahori mixed ensemble that often go along with soloists, occasionally in the theatre settings. Thai classical music is also sometimes used as a complement to traditional dance like khon. The music played by the conventional orchestras fundamentally makes use of a scale of seven equidistant tone-steps, though singers and instruments without fixed pitch may occasionally use extra tones.

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