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Korean name
Hanja or
Revised Romanization daegeum
McCune–Reischauer taegŭm

The daegeum (also spelled taegum, daegum or taegŭm) is a large bamboo transverse flute used in traditional Korean music. It has a buzzing membrane that gives it a special timbre. It is used in court, aristocratic, and folk music, as well as in contemporary classical music, popular music, and film scores.

Smaller flutes in the same family include the junggeum (hangul: 중금; hanja: 中琴 or 中笒) and sogeum (hangul: 소금; hanja: 小琴 or 小笒), neither of which today have a buzzing membrane. The three together are known as samjuk (hangul: 삼죽; hanja: ; literally "three bamboo"), as the three primary flutes of the Silla period.[1]

The solo performance called daegeum sanjo was pronounced an Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea by the Cultural Heritage Administration of South Korea in 1971.[2]

According to Korean folklore, the daegeum is said to have been invented when King Sinmun of Silla was informed by Park Suk Jung, his caretaker of the ocean (海官) in 618 that a small island was floating toward a Buddhist temple in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The king ordered his caretaker of the sun to test whether this was good luck. The caretaker replied that a dead king who turned into a sea dragon, and two great warriors are giving a gift to protect Silla, and if the king would visit the sea, he would receive a priceless gift. The king soon sent a person to look for the gift. The person replied that a bamboo tree on the top of the island becomes two in the morning and one in the night. On the next day, the world shook and it rained and wind blew, and the world was thrown into darkness for a week. When the king went to the island himself, a dragon appeared and told him that if the bamboo on the top of the island was cut down, made into a flute, and blown, the country would be peaceful. The king cut down the tree, and the flute made from the bamboo was called Man Pa Sik Juk (萬波息笛).[3]

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Arirang News
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:26:15 -0700

"The most prominent feature of the daegeum is that it makes a very clear sound. The most famous daegeum solo is called 'Cheongseonggok' and it goes like this. Nowdays, the need to spread Korean music is not as prominent. Instead we can use our will ...
Times of India
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0700

CHENNAI: The gayageum, daegeum and soribuk are not the sort of musical instruments one is likely to see on a Chennai stage but they will preside at the Museum Theatre in Egmore on Wednesday, where a unique Korean production is to be staged.


VietNamNet Bridge
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:37:30 -0700

... các thế hệ. Chương trình biểu giao lưu văn hóa tại Việt Nam mang tên Korea Fantasy- Âm thanh chuyển động và nghệ thuật. Các nghệ sĩ đến từ Hàn Quốc sẽ biểu diễn các bản nhạc truyền thống với dàn nhạc dân tộc cùng sáo Daegeum và trống Janggo.

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