Pilipino Music and songs resources
Filipino music is a mixture of European, American and indigenous sounds. The music of the Philippines has been influenced by age old music legacies of Spain, United States, Austronesian population and Indo-Malayan Gamelan music. Western rock and roll, hip hop and pop music from the United States have influenced Filipino music to a great extent.
The colonizers from Spain and Mexico left their musical marks on Philippines. This imbibed a music culture in the country that had its roots in Christianity and religious music. Musical instruments like the guitar became popular and soon became an important part of the customs and traditional elements of the musical culture of the Philippines.
The Kundiman is a lyrical song made popular in the Philippines in the early 19th century. The song is characterized by a minor key at the beginning and shifts to a major key in the second half.
In the 1920s Kundiman became a mainstream musical style, with many popular performers that included Diomedes Maturan and Ruben Tagalog.
Spain brought the Rondalla to the Philippines in the 1800s which is an ensemble of plectrum instruments. Rondalla is predominantly played in the Filipino rural community life. Banduria, double bass, laud, octavina, guitar, piccolo etc. are used in Rondalla instruments.
Directory of Filipino Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Filipino songs, new releases, free Filipino mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Filipino music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
tayabas.com.ph/lyrics.html – Tayabense Original Pilipino Lyrics Collection Find your favorite filipino lyrics, opm lyrics, filipino songs, OPM, tagalog songs, Original Pilipino Music, OPM songs, lyric sheet, musicians, composer, arranger, and theme songs.
sciencedaily – An educational essay on the Music of the Philippines.
tagaloglang.com/learn/folksongs – Learn about Traditional Filipino Folk Songs.
philmusic.com – source of Philippine music on the internet. Browse the hundreds of news, photos, and audio clippings. Listen to the latest Philippine music and songs.