Monday, 8 June 2015

Flute, National Instrument

Flute is one of the cultural legacies of the Korean nation.
Korean liked to blow a flute from the primitive times.
They widely used the musical instrument which makes a clear and beautiful sound and is simple and handy in shape.
A bone flute (B.C. 3000) unearthed in the remains of Sophohang in Rason City, the DPRK shows that the Korean nation was resourceful and talented enough to make wind instrument long ago for entertainment.
Korean ancestors made flute out of bird’s leg bone and peach wood in the ancient times and in the medieval times they made a variety of flute out of bamboo and reed for musical activities.
During the Dynasty of Koryo (the early 10th century - the late 14th century) it became a favorite instrument of peasants, fishermen, cowboys, scholar and other people from all walks of life.
In the period of the Joson feudal Dynasty (in the late 14th century- the early 20th century) it added emotional flavor to the accompaniment for folk dance and doll play.
After the founding of the DPRK (September 9, Juche 37(1948)) the national instrument flute was improved to suit the requirement of the time according to the policy of the Workers’ Party of Korea on actively unearthing and developing cultural legacies of the nation.
The improved flutes of different kinds have a clearer and softer tone quality and can perform any tune.
Flute is used for solo, instrumental ensemble and orchestra.
Associated with the wisdom and talent of the nation, it is wisely used in the cultural activities of the Korean people

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