There is a passage in the pansori “Heungboga” describing the construction of Heungo’s house. Rice and money poured out of the first gourd Heungbo sawed open, silk from the second one, and carpenters from the third...
Clear Sound, Rough Sound

Clear Sound, Rough Sound


The geomungo is one of Korea’s most well-known traditional string instruments. But sometimes people ask whether the geomungo is a percussion...

Modernized musical instruments

Modernized musical instruments


It is common knowledge to Koreans, even those who don’t know much about traditional music, that gayageum has 12 strings and geomungo six. But...

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