S-Space College of Music (음악대학) Asian Music Research Institute (동양음악연구소) Journal of the Asian Music Research Institute (동양음악) 민족음악학 Volume 15 (1993)
현대한국음악을 위한 삼분손익법에 관한 연구
A Study on 'Sambunsonikbub for Modern Music in Korea
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 음악대학 동양음악연구소
- 민족음악학, Vol.15, pp. 95-121
- The system of tone ratio which is used in Korean traditional music is explained
by Eum yang ron in Akhakkuebum'. Eumyangron is, by its nature, hard to be
explained by modem science, therefore, is not fully understood.
In the past, Some efforts were done to explain Sambunsonikbub in terms of
western music theory. But these efforts had some incompleteness in their
As a result, the tone ratio drawn from these efforts cannot support the
performance of Korean traditional music appropriately.
This article introduces new study to interprete the Eumyangron using the
Relative concept'. This study uses general aspect to explain upward-progression
and relative aspect for downward-progression. By doing this, it becomes possible
to prove that the tone ratio used in Akhakkuebum can be fully explained by
western music theory without any incompleteness.