SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

2. Chinyangjo

Chinyangjo = 18/8, very slow, with accents on the thirteenth and sixteenth quaver/eighth note.

Each measure comprises six beats known as pak. Chinyangjo is typically taught as sets of four measures, defined thourhg cadential patterns as ki, kyong, kyol, and hae, or 'rise', 'hang', 'bind', and 'loosen'. The first stretches onwards, the second approaches a half cadence, the third developes tension and the fourth provides resolution. While these sets tend to fit the extended vocal phrases of p'ansori (and their linguistic structure), they rarely work in a neat way in sanjo. The slow tempo means that Chinyangjo is the movement where, invariably, most emotion is concentrated.