The Composition of Pha Luang Melody

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Angkana Jaiherm

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          This research is a qualitative research. The objectives are (1) to compose fabric Luang song lyrics and melodies, (2) to develop a body of knowledge in song creation. In this research, sample group is composed of Thai Music Specialist and Thai silk experts in fabric Luang (Northern Thailand). Interviews and questionnaires are employed in data collection. Investigation of the method of silk weave, pattern and interrelation between the method and pattern contributes to song composition with free composition technique which is applied for music innovation infiltrated by its local accent. It is found that fabric Luang song whose accent is Northern, whose melody proceeds with overlapping and dipping technique for musical performance to reflect silk line dip in weaving process which creates water flow design.


          This research is a combination of Thai musical performance and Thai manufacture, which is composed of melody translation, melody coordination with sound relation principle, innovated pattern musical instrument coordination for melody procession, and unity of song created by harmony between the rhythm and melody patterns and the silk weave techniques and musical instruments used to convey their local identities.

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