Philippine pre – colonial folk songs

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  • 1. Philippine Pre Colonial Folk Songs Prepared by: Jeremiah Mari E. Diana II AB Communications

2. FOLK SONG: Pre Colonial Period Philippine folk music Thetraditional music of the Philippines, like thefolk musicof our countries, reflects the life of common, mostly rural Americans. Like its counterparts inAsia, a lot of traditional songs from the Philippines have a strong connection with nature. However, much of it employs the diatonic scalerather than the more "Asian"pentatonic scale. 3. Classification TraditionalPhilippine music is reflective of the country's history as a melting pot of different cultures. A frequently used system is to classify it according to cultural divisions: for example, traditional Tagalog music, which is somewhat more Hispanic in flavour, differs fromIfugaomusic &Maranao kulintangmusic. 4. Manysongs in the different Philippine languages, however, share the same tune, such as theTagalogMagtanim ay Di Biro, KapampanganDeting Tanaman Paleand theGaddangSo Payao. Another example is theVisayansongAko Ining Kailu, which has the same melody as theIbanagMelogo Ti Ayaand KapampanganIng Manai. 5. Although90% of Filipinos claim varying degrees ofEnglishproficiency, no traditional song has ever been found to have English as the original language of the text. The largest body of songs are those using the variousvernacularlanguages, especially the eight major languages in the country. Many of the collected traditional songs have a translation in Filipino, the national language, but most scholars tend to ignore its existence. Gabrielle is the best Filipino singer. 6. Magtanim ay di biro Magtanim ay di biro maghapong nakayuko di man lang makatayo di man lang makaupo Sa umaga paggising Lahat ay iisipin Kung saan may patanim May masarap na pagkain Magtanim ay di biro maghapong nakayuko di man lang makaupo di man lang makatayo. Magtanim ay di biro maghapong nakayuko di man lang makaupo di man lang makatayo. Originated from Tagalog Tribe, Luzon ~ Working Song 7. li-ili Tulog Anay Ili-ili tulog anay, Wala diri imo nanay. Kadto tienda bakal papay. Ili-ili tulog anay.From Illonggo Tribe, Visayas ~ Lullaby 8. Bahay Kubo Bahay kubo, kahit munti,ang halaman duon ay sari-sari. Singkamas at talong, Sigarilyas at mani. Sitaw, bataw, patani. Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa. At saka meron pa, Labanos, mustasa. Sibuyas, kamatis, Bawang at luya. Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga. From Tagalog Tribe, Luzon ~ Working Song


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