South Korea: Music and Culture
Lexi Mallory and Ahmed Zanabli
Traditional music has two genres: Chong'ak ("correct music"), a genre of chamber music with a leisurely tempo and a meditative character mainly used in the upper classes, and minsok'ak (folk music), characterized by spontaneity and emotionality. Most South Korean percussive music is played on gongs made of bronze and leather and barrel drums. South Koreans also enjoy classical and popular Western music.