Music of Spain, for centuries, has been strongly influenced by the culture of France, Germany, and the Moors. All these cultures have left their indelible mark on the music of Spain. Guitar and flamenco are the words that immediately conjure in our minds when we think about music from Spain. But there is more to music than just Spain. Western classical music has been strongly influenced by the music of Spain. The Renaissance period from the 15th until the 17th century saw a great composer Spain a lot of traveling around Europe, especially Italy, and returned to Spain to spread their skills, armed with a superior knowledge of music. The most prominent among the early composer Spain is Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Baroque Era seeing the evolution of the zarzuela, a form of light opera, which became very popular in the 18th century.
Music by region Spain
Every region in Spain has its own different genres and instruments. Let's see in detail the style of music that originated from different regions in Spain.
Galicia, Asturias, and Cantabria
This area is located in Northwest Spain and the music is full of Celtic, Celtic influences has since settled here as early as 1000 BC, All of the instruments, rhythms, and melodies have a decidedly Celtic feel. Traditionally, people in this region using the Gaita (bagpipe), more often in Galicia and Asturias. Tamboril, a percussion instrument, similar to the snare drum, accompanying the Gaita. These instruments are used in the parade and procession. Various types of songs that are played using the Gaita included muineira, carballesa, redonda, ribeirana, chouteira, and contapaso. Galician music is essentially the use of various features of the lute, flute, and violin. The most popular form of Galician music had become alalas. This is a popular, bini even in antiquity the melancholy in nature. As opposed to alala, and the foliada pandeirada fast, happy songs and often played at public meetings.
Andalusia is synonymous with flamenco, arguably the most popular forms of music and dances of Spain throughout the world. Flamenco is derived from Andalusian Gypsies. The guitar is the most important instrument used in flamenco. Cante jondo and cante chico is the most popular type of flamenco songs. Cante jondo, popular in Eastern Andalusia, usually sung by one singer. It is filled with sad lyrics, with the main theme being death and unrequited love. Cante chico, on the other hand, is much more interesting, because it has a fast, dance-oriented beat. Other popular styles include the sevillana and siguiriyas. As its name suggests, originated from Seville and sevillana is a type of folk music. Have, feel-good quality of life and the center of the theme throughout the life of the countryside, especially the girls, love, and the Hajj. With regard to the cante jondo Siguiriyas category and note for rich, colorful style.
Catalonia is the most popular for traditional music, cobla, which accompanies the dance style known as the sardana. Cobla involves the use of Clarinets, and other folk instruments include the tambori and tenora. Other types of genres of music including rumba catalana, which has been developed by the Gypsy Catalonian. It owes its origin to Afro-Cuban style that is popular around the end of the 19th century. Another famous music in the world is sung, havaneres in parties and special events. The story goes that the havaneres was introduced to Spain by sailors, and hence this genre more broadly in the coastal area along the North-East of the country.
Castile, Madrid and Leon
Areas, occupying the Centre of Spain, has been strongly influenced by the Jews, Moors, Celtic, French, Visigoths, and Portuguese music style. Jota, a style that originated in Aragon has a slow tempo. The most common instrument used is the pipe and tabor shawm. Tuna is a popular type of serenade, played by students, and comes from the city of Salamanca. Guitar, bandurria and tambourine, traditionally used to play tuna. Chotis, both types of music and dance forms, thrives in Madrid.
The Basque country has a long musical history, and the Basque country famous for their songs, especially their choir. Txitsu, txalaparta and alboka is a traditional musical instrument native to the Basque music. Txitsu is a kind of flutes that emit sounds shrill, and is usually played with one hand. Txalaparta is a percussion instrument with wooden planks and sticks, while the alboka is in the shape of horns. Music related to the trikitixa, the genres of dance, is another very popular form of music in the Basque country.
The most famous style of music originating in Aragon is the jota. It is played using a guitar, bandurria, tambourine, and Castanet, accompanied with singing. Characterized by repetitive drum beats, Aragon music influenced by Berber living d