Analysis of Phin Music Transmission Process Based on Local Wisdom of Thongsai Tubtanon

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Krisada Daoruang


The transmission process is a method of sharing information between sender and receiver to maintain and inherit local wisdom. This research studied the phin music transmission process based on local knowledge of Thongsai Tubtanon. It framed the transmission process according to the four components of educational principles: instructor, learner, content, and instructional management. This research was qualitative and applied ethnomusicological method to examine the data collected from documents and fieldwork during June - October 2019. The content analysis based on music education principles was used on the documents and textual evidence from fieldwork. The findings indicated that Thongsai Tubtanon was Isan folk artist who knew Isan folk musical culture and experience. Moreover, he had the quality of a teaching profession according to the royal words of King Rama IX. Furthermore, the skillful learners were willing to learn advanced phin music and required Thongsai to compose the music for individuals. Meanwhile, learners who had no skill wanted to learn about phin music in the Thongsai style. The content to be conveyed included four aspects: posture, tuning, phin music, and playing technique. Moreover, phin music transfered by Thongsai Tubtanon was consistent with Glaser’s instructional management guidelines in four aspects: having an objective of teaching, evaluation of the learner’s condition before teaching, having instructional management, and evaluation. Analysis of local wisdom reflected the cultural value, which was the national heritage for the interested people.


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Daoruang, K. (2021). Analysis of Phin Music Transmission Process Based on Local Wisdom of Thongsai Tubtanon. Journal of Human Sciences, 22(1), 65-85. Retrieved from
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