Modern Korean musicEdit
Korean pop music is by and large competitive; it is often criticized as being unoriginal and too controlled by major music labels; nevertheless, one can find impressive bands here and there.
Other impressive bands:
Traditional Korean musicEdit
Korean traditional music or gugak (국악) is a rich and quite unique artform. There are various different forms and ensembles, including solo performers, chamber groups and large orchestras. There is even an improvised form called sanjo (산조) which has been compared to Indian classical music.
Common instruments include: