Sheet music and scores for Korean traditional songs and instruments

Scores for Korean traditional stringed instruments, Geomungo (left) and Gayageum (right), in the special exhibition, Scenery of Moments in Life: Hangeul Lyrics from Cheongguyeongeon, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

Intrigued by the sheet music and scores on exhibit at the National Hangeul Museum in Seoul.

Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)
Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)
Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)
Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

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Revisiting the Hongdae vibe (and an unexpected encounter with Lee Soo)

Buskers in Hongdae, and possibly up-and-coming singers to watch out for. (Seoul, South Korea, 6 May 2017)

It’s been a while since I last checked out the busking scene in Hongdae, so I decided to make a trip there yesterday.

As usual, it was bustling with different groups of buskers singing, dancing, rapping or performing magic tricks. Compared to the last time I was there, there was something I wish I would see more of.

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A walk through Kim Gwang-seok Street (김광석 다시 그리기 길) in Daegu

One of many wall murals along the Kim Gwang-seok Road in Daegu, South Korea (2 April 2017).

I took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing when I was in Daegu to catch Musical PHANTOM.

Not knowing where to go, I did one of the recommended tour courses and ended up at the Kim Gwang-seok Street (or 김광석 다시 그리기 길). It turned out to be the highlight of my trip, apart from catching Park Hyo Shin’s performance.

A preview of the Kim Gwang-seok Street on a building façade in the city of Daegu, South Korea (2 April 2017).
A preview of the Kim Gwang-seok Street on a building façade in the city of Daegu, South Korea (2 April 2017).

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