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Traditional Lao Music

This page is a resource for those who are interested in traditional Lao music. Traditionally, music is not notated or archived. For this reason, we have an ongoing effort to notate and archive the music; much of what is here has been transcribed with the help of music masters. Our goal is to make this a central repository of traditional Lao music to all who are interested.

Fall 2015 Practice Schedule (Skype & In-Person)

Tuning: Saw U1 Saw U2 Saw E1 Saw E2
Scale: Saw U1 Saw U2 Saw E1 Saw E2

Diagrams:
kaen saw U saw E ranahd
Drum (Gong Tta Pone)
Drum Pattern: Na Hup Lao

Notation Systems
Standard notation for Lao instruments

Lao Classics ('Lao Deuam')
Set 1 Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Lao Kasae Grid (C) Grid (F) Staff midi  
2. Sai Lom Yen Grid Staff midi  
3. Champa Meuang Lao v1 Grid Staff midi  
4. Kinnaly v1 Grid Staff midi  
5. Mang Pue Grid Staff midi  
6. Jeen Toom Grid Staff midi  
7. Teuan Jai Lao Grid Staff midi  
8. Dawk Boua Tong Grid Staff midi  
9. Dawk Mai Grid Staff midi  
10. Mouan Taii (Finale) Grid Staff midi  
All Songs Grid Staff    
 

Set 2 Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Sai Lom Yen v.2 Grid Staff midi  
2. Lao Siang Tian Grid Staff midi  
3. Lao Lum Pahng Grid Staff midi  
4. Kmane Sai Yoke Grid Staff midi  
5. Lao Houam Sum Pun Grid  
6. Nahk Sa Doong  
7. Lao Houam Sum Pun  
8. Lao Pan Noy Grid (C) Grid (F) Staff midi  
9. Sword Dance Grid Staff midi  
10. Kup Toom Luang Prabang Grid Staff midi  
11. Lao Douang Deuan ver. 1 Grid Staff midi  
12. Champa Meuang Lao ver. 2 Grid Staff lead midi full  
All Songs Grid Staff    
 

Set 3 Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Lao Douang Deuan Ver. 2 Staff midi  
2. Ouay Pon Pi Mai Grid Staff midi  
3. Lao Ja Leuan See (instrumental) Grid Staff midi  
4. Payng Ppae Grid Staff midi  
5. Lao Houam Pao Intro 1 2 3 4 ending Intro 1 2 3 4 ending  
6. Lao Ja Leuan See (with vocals)  
7. Lao Kum Hawm  
8. Sinouan  
9. Souriya  
10. Champa Meuang Lao ver. 3 Staff midi  
All Songs Grid Staff    
 

Set 4 Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Houam Pao Lao Grid    
2. Kawm Gneun Grid    
3. Lao Jao Soo Grid Staff midi  
4. Lao Serng Grid Staff midi  
5. Lao Douang Deuan Grid midi  
6. Lao Ja Leuan See Bass    
7. Noke Kao Kmae Grid    
8. Pa Pae Grid Bass    
9. Sang Arune Grid    
10. Tten Sae Grid Bass    
11. Sao Lao Lan Xang Grid Staff midi  
12. Kup Toom vers. 2 Grid Staff midi  
13. Lao Siang Tian vers. 2 Grid Staff midi alt  
14. Kinnaly vers. 2 intro main outro intro main outro  
15. Champa (Harmonized) kaen ranahd    
16. Sai Lom Yen vers. 3 staff midi  
 

Set 5 Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Kup Toom ver. 3 Grid    
2. Ouay Pon Tton Hup Grid    
3. Roua 1 Lah      
4. Roua 3 Lah      
5. Roua Mon      
6. Gao Nawk      
7. Gao Nai      
8. Manola      



Folk Storytelling ('Lum') for Kaen
Southern Style Province Notes Audio Files
1. Lum Konsawun Savannakhet Grid Staff midi
2. Lum Sohm Sipundon    
3. Lum Sipundon Sipundon    
4. Lum Sarawun Sarawun Grid  
5. Lum Putai Savannakhet Grid  
6. Lum Tungwaii Savannakhet    
7. Lum Bahn Sawk Savannakhet    
 

Central Style Province Notes Audio Files
1. Lum Mahaxai Takaek/Khamouan    
2. Lum Long Vientiane    
3. Lum Gneum Vientiane    
 

Northern Style Province Notes Audio Files
1. Lum Puan Xieng Khuang    
2. Kup Sum Neua Sum Neua    
3. Kup Toom Luang Prabang    
4. Kup Salahng Luang Prabang    
5. Kup Sahm Sao Luang Prabang    
6. Kup Mah Yong Luang Prabang    
 

General Notes Audio Files  
1. Lom Putt Pai      
2. Lum Peuan      
3. Lum Teuay      
4. Lum Dern      
5. Lum Gawn      
6. Lum Leuang      
 




Contemporary 'Lum Wong'

Lum Wong Notes Audio Files Lyrics
1. Sook Sun Wun Pi Mai Grid Staff midi  
2. Tai Dum Lum Pun Grid Staff midi  
3. Tai Dum Tum Pae  
All Songs Grid Staff    
 



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