Although Myanmar’s music culture is influenced by China and India, it is not a copy of these cultures, but has its own characteristics, and some aspects are unique. The course in Myanmar is different from China and India. The third tone, the seventh pitch is low, and the fourth tone is high in the Burmese scale.
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar is the largest country on the Chinese peninsula and its culture is influenced by China and India. In ancient times, there was cultural exchange between Myanmar and China. As early as the 9th century, the king of Myanmar sent more than 30 artists to China. They brought more than 20 instruments and 10 kinds of music, and they performed successfully in Changan, the capital of the Tang Dynasty. The famous poet Bai Juyi was also moved by this and wrote a touching poem “Folk Music”. This shows that the ancient Burmese music and dance art is very characteristic and reached a high level, which inspired the poet and wrote a quarter of the eternal. The ethnic groups in northern Myanmar are close to the Yunnan minority in China in all aspects, with similarities in culture and art. The south-central part of Myanmar is deeply influenced by Indian culture. Most of the classical drama and dance in Myanmar are related to the story of the Indian epic “Rama Yana”. The model of Burmese classical music also has specific functions, such as happiness, sadness, wedding, funeral, etc., should adopt different modes, do not confuse, which is similar to the Lager in Indian classical music.It originated in ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia and was introduced to Burma through Arabia, Iran, India (or Indonesia). But it has been lost elsewhere. It can only be preserved and developed in Myanmar. Today, under the influence of foreign culture, Qu Qin is still very active. Sometimes playing with violins and drums not only maintains their own style, but also gains new energy. In addition to the curved piano, the wai drum (also known as patwa in Burmese) is a unique creation of the people of Myanmar. There are countless types of drums in the world, but most of them are used to master the rhythm. The standard drum is 21 and has 4 octaves (arranged in 5 sound steps). The slender drum is hung on the inside of a round wooden fence and is beautifully engraved in crystal glass. The drummer sits on the fence and hits the drum with both hands. Basha adjusts the pitch and sound of the drum. As a result, the sound of the drum becomes very moving, and in addition to the acoustics that suggest the sound of the outside, it can also emit a dripping effect.