Music is an essential part of life, a part of the culture, and presents the spirit of a country, and obviously an allure to every visitor to discover. Myanmar traditional music is indeed an indispensable factor in the spiritual life of the Burmese people. The feature of Myanmar traditional music is mostly based on percussion with a beautiful blend of various musical instruments and melodies making traditional Burmese music a multi-leveled hierarchical system. At first hearing, Myanmar traditional music may seem more like a miscellany of spontaneous and unrelated sounds than a careful composition which makes it hard to follow. However, after listening to the rhythm a few times, you will know what true music art is, a kind of music that is not fierce or catchy but full of national identity. To make these great melodies, traditional musical instruments play a very important role which is divided into 6 main groups:
Kyey: Metal instruments
Kyo: String instruments
Thaye: Leather instruments
Lei: Wind instruments
Let Khoke: Percussion instruments used for timing
Clappers and Patala: Xylophone
If you want to learn more about the music of Myanmar, this travel guide can provide a deep insight into it while you indulge yourself in a Myanmar vacation.