Saing: Myanmar Orchestra
Myanmar orchestra, called as “Saing Waing”, consists of drums, gongs, oboe, clappers, etc. This is considered as more professional, formal and mostly played indoors.
These are :-
- circular series of drums (pat-lone)
- circular series of gongs (kyay-wai)
- gongs (mong-sai)
- bamboo clapper (war-let-kote)
- oboe/flute (hnae)
- timing bells (si)
- bamboo (warr)
- short drum (si-toe)
- cymbals (lin-gwin)
- six drum set (chauk-lone-pat)
- great drum (pat-ma-gyee)
These 31 drums of various sizes were based on 31 planes of living beings, according to Buddhism.
Myanmar Music Band
Traditional music bands, called “Osi-Doepat”, are more widely found across the nation in almost every village. It is considered as an out-door use, and less skill is required to play these instruments.