Title

The Haegum: The vanishing violin of Korea

Date of Award

1995

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music Performance

First Committee Member

Thomas Moore, Committee Chair

Abstract

The Haegum is a two-string Korean fiddle. The neck passes through a tubular resonator of bamboo, and a horsehair bow passes between the two twisted silk strings. Despite the fact that it is constructed like a string instrument, the Haegum is considered a wind instrument in Korea, because of its sustaining qualities which set it apart from Western string instruments.In this author's opinion, the study of the Haegum has not been given proper attention so far, resulting in a dearth of recordings and written information. Hopefully this essay will contribute as a partial effort to trigger the interest of the composers who are equipped with Western musical techniques to learn more about the vanishing violin of Korea.

Keywords

Music

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