Arirang; elegant sound and deep sorrow, which are unique to Korean is revived on YouTube (



Ko, Kyung-Ja

  • 투고 : 2016.01.25
  • 심사 : 2016.05.19
  • 발행 : 2016.05.31


The purpose of this article is to argue that Arirang, Korean traditional music, could be used for healing purposes for Koreans. Music may be a medicine for curing both the body and mind. That is the soul of folksong. Arirang is a representative folksong in Korea. Koreans thought that listening to Korean traditional songs and singing them have healing powers because it makes people happier. When Koreans listen to Arirang, slowly as if they are mass hypnotized, Koreans calmed down because they think of mother's bosom while listening to Arirang. Also, Koreans find comfort in listening and singing to Arirang. The song's tune is catchy and its lyrics are moving. The song of Arirang was sung from long ago by Koreans. Therefore, it will continue forever as long as Koreans exist.


folk song;Arirang;healing sound


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