This classical Thai music is often seen as the dancing of dragons. It can be performed outdoors by making the use of hard mallets or indoors with the help of padded hammers. The piphat ensembles differ according to the ceremonial purposes.
This is orchestra format music and generally employs a combination of some of the wind and percussion instruments of piphat. This is particularly used for indoor instrumental performances.
This classical ensemble is associated with women as it is mainly played by them in the courts of central Thailand. The instruments make it more playable for female performers.
Traditional Thai folk music
It is the country music which came into being in the mid of the 20th century and showed the daily traditions and reflected their culture. The collection of the famous songs by various artists is available online for listening and downloading.
This is the folk music that rules the isan which is Thailand’s north eastern region, and is mainly inhabited by Lao population. This form is very much similar to the luk thung music.
This form of traditional music is played mainly by the Khmer people. It is basically dance music.
Rock and pop music
The western classical music like tango and jazz became popular by 1930s and started overpowering Thai music. With the bands like suntharaporn coming up, Thai music was revived. This music later evolved as luk grung which became popular among the rich and the famous.
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When the western music became popular, various Thai artists started imitating the bands. There were many bands like ‘The Impossibles’.
String pop became famous with the people very easily around 90s and stars like, bird Asanee-Wasan, Thongchai McIntyre and Tata Young became very popular.
The famous songs have been even translated in English and are available for download on various sites. The online stores offer collector’s items on attractive prices, so one can easily shop online for the music.