Music plays a very important role in the life of Mongolian people. One of the greatest features of the Mongolian music is that their songs are very long. The Mongolian music is filled with varieties of songs related to the various ethnic groups of the country. The Western classical music and ballet prospered during the MPR.
The most famous forms of western music in Mongolia that were written by the modern authors in the form of folk songs were western pop and rock. The Mongolian people were known for their great love for music and singing that any of their celebrations could not be held without music and singing. They were also known for their longs songs..
Their four to five minute songs consisted of ten words. The lyrics of the songs depended on the philosophical and religious, romance, or festivities and the symbol horses were repeated in their song. The Western Mongolians sang long songs under the group of Oirat with or without the company of the igil.
The main instrument of the Mongolian music was made on the basis of the symbol of the country. This instrument consisted of two strings. There was a lot of controversy regarding this instrument as it was made on the symbol of the country. In Mongolia the scholars believed that the horse was carried on this instrument that was religiously respected in Mongolia and so they believed this instrument belonged to Shamans who are regarded as having access to the world of good and evil spirits.
The people of Mongolia were famous for singing from the throat that was called hoomii where as the International group was known as Tuva. The most famous singers who sang from the throat are Khalkas whereas the International group that followed Western music was Tuvan group.
The throat singing involves the production of two distinctively audible pitches at the same time a low pedal not, or drone which are derived from the fundamental frequency of the vocal cord vibrations and the higher notes result when the singer’s mouth act a filter.
The Mongolians started with the hip-hop music in the early 1990’s. Many Mongolian teenagers and youngsters made many dancing groups with three to thirty members and took part in the National music contests. Popular folk music-the Mongolian music or Western soft pop oriented country and folk music. The famous classical singers in the late 20th century were Vardan and Dulamsüren, Batsüch and Egs Chigien.
The songs consisted of the lyrics in which the singers are paying tribute to the songwriter’s mother. Though this kind of music was not available outside Mongolia but still can be downloaded from various Mongolian websites.
List of Mogolian singers:
• Kaigal-ool Khovalyg of Huur-Huur-Tu.
• Sainkho Namtchylak
• Tyva Kyzy
• Tran Quang Hai
• Ho soo from Mogolia
• Altai Khair Khan
• Juzzie Smith
• Blake Weldon
Even though Mongolian music does not hold any place in the history but still it is alive in the hearts of many people of Mongolia..