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It is the most awaiting music in th philippines... It is where you are most interested because of its native word it is naturalit's simple but nice music.
During the pre-spanish period, Filipinos are said to be musical people. Each region has their own kind but with same characteristics. These are the following:
1. The music is monotonous and recitative.
2. Mostly simple two-note music.
3. Some folk songs are religious and based on traditions.
The following are examples:
a) Dal-ot - A song by farmers during wedding, baptism and other parties accompanied by guitar
b) Pamulinawen - An ilocano love song.
c) Dung-aw - a mourning song.
During the Spanish period, the characteristics of Filipino folk songs are the following:
1) More conservative and sacred.
2) Religiosity and musicality
3) Minor key at the beginning shifts to a major key in the 2nd half kundiman
4) Canto Ilocano, monophonic unmeasured style.
5) Canto de Oregano, simple polyphonic settings
You may ask: Why is folk song important to Philippine music? Find out in this link:
Describe Philippine alternative Folk Music:
What is the difference of folk music with the modern ones?
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classical cause the composers are very smart how they can do that such a beautiful harmony and melodies. Relaxes you mind too