Music Composition: Lagu J-Mahmad Folk Dance for Jazz Ensemble


This article is about a music composition name “Lagu J-Mahmad Folk Dance.” The song composed for Jazz Ensemble. It has 4 musical part that include, part A-B-A-C-A which has been play in 6 minutes long. The composer using the melodic ideas, Motif ideas and rhythmic ideas from the southern of Thailand folk song name “Lagu J-Mahmad” to composed. The Lagu J-hahmad song is kind of the popular Rong-Ngeng Tan Yong folk song which develop from old Rong-Ngeng folk song. It has unique beautiful melodies and native dance rhythmic. The Lagu J-hahmad always play for singing and dancing. The lyric of song used native language that talk about native stories, social stories, epigram, courtship, and some part of native lullaby. This music composition combines jazz ensemble with a solo and rhythmic group of the southern of Thailand musical instruments. intertwining between eastern and western tones. The main idea is 1). Development Lagu J-Mahmad melodies, motifs and rhythmic. 2). Use the stories in Lagu J-Mahmad to compose, such as the introduction of song is like lullaby song but sound so jazzy and making the new sweet melody from Lagu J-Mahmad melodic idea for describe a courtship situation in song. 3). Use modern jazz harmony, quartal harmony and 12 tone. 4). Orchestration song on Duke Ellington style. 5). Use Latin music style make a carnival atmosphere for the song.

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Theerawut Kaeomak, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ECAH2023
Stream: Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater

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Kaeomak T. (2023) Music Composition: Lagu J-Mahmad Folk Dance for Jazz Ensemble ISSN: 2188-1111 – The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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