Nhạc tài tử

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Nhạc tài tử (Chữ Nôm: 才子) is a genre of chamber music in the traditional music of southern Vietnam, literally "music of amateurs". Its instrumentation resembles that of the ca Huế style; additionally, modified versions of the European instruments guitar, violin, and steel guitar are used. Vọng cổ ("Longing for the drum beat") is one of the more popular tài tử melodies, and was composed in 1919 by songwriter ông Sáu Lầu, of Bạc Liêu Province in southern Vietnam.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The term comes from the Sino-Vietnamese terms nhạc (, literally "music") and tài tử (才子, literally "amateur"; the original Chinese meaning was "gifted scholar").

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Garland Encyclopedia of World Music South East Asia p.262 Nhạc tài tử
  • Trần Văn Khê/Nguyễn Thuyết Phong. "Vietnam." Grove Music online.

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