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Ancestral rites at "Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul with the musician striking the banghyang

Korean court music refers to the music developed in the "Joseon Dynasty (1392-1905). Very little is known about the court music of earlier "Korean kingdoms and dynasties.

It was partly modeled on the court music of "China, known as "yayue. Korean court music also has similarities with the court music of "Japan, known as "gagaku.

There are three kinds of Korean court music: "aak, an imported form of Chinese ritual music; a pure Korean form called "hyangak; and a combination of Chinese and Korean styles called "dangak.

There is also a genre of aristocratic chamber music called "jeongak.

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