A Study of Isan Folk Music Creation Using a Sampler for Music Education

  •  Jiranuwat Khuntajan    


This research represents a creative exploration in the field of music (Practice as Research: PaR) with the objectives of 1) studying the use of a sampler from Isan instruments and instruments from various cultures to create musical compositions using music software, and 2) examining the appropriate contexts for using a sampler in creative musical works. The research findings reveal that 1) Isan folk music possesses unique characteristics in terms of sound quality and performance techniques, while other musical elements can be combined with it in a technologically driven creative process. This involves connecting the concepts and methods of both traditional and diverse cultural music to create unified compositions using technology, such as recording musical notes in standard notation, exporting them as MIDI files, and then importing them into audio recording software to refine the sounds for complete songs. 2) Regarding the appropriate contexts for using a sampler in creative music, three main contexts were identified: an Isan folk music composition context, a music education context, and a commercial or music business context. In summary, the process of using a sampler for creative music works can bridge the concepts of various cultural music and integrate them with technology. Furthermore, this process can be extended to enhance interdisciplinary learning and teaching methods, making it applicable in diverse contexts.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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