chinese music

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chinese music
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  1. -Plucked and strummed lute
    -Four strings: A-E-D-A
    -Plastic fingernails strum and pluck strings, left hand stops string, also bends notes
    pipa
  2. great waves washing the sands
    • -Often old pieces were “modernized” by 1950s conservatory trained musicians into concertos
    • -genre of pieces: military (depicting battles) and civil
  3. 206 BC-220 AD Han Dynasty
    2. Buzzy timbre made by dimo
    3. Flutes constructed in different tunings
    dizi
  4. a Chinese vertical end-blown flute. It is generally made of dark brown bamboo
    -the name xiāo in ancient times also included the side-blown bamboo flute, dizi.
    xiao
  5. imported along the Silk Road, Central Asia
    ●Belongs to huqin family of bowed stringed
    ●Several Sizes: zhonghu; gaohu; jinghu
    ●Bow between strings
    erhu
  6. ●dates 500 B.C.E.
    ●Usually 21 strings
    ●parent of Japanese koto, Korean kayageum
    guzheng
  7. ●Four octave range
    ●“hammered dulcimer”
    ●3 courses per pitch; lower ones have 4
    Yangqin
  8. plucked with plectrum (large pick)
    ● 3 stringed lute (A-D-A)
    ● no frets
    ● Related to the samisen (Japan)
    ● Not often used in large orchestras, but in small ensembles
    ● No solo repertoire of its own
    Sanxian
  9. 21 or more reeds
    ●Like harmonica, produces sounds both on intake and exhale of air
    ● Related to other free reed instruments of Southeast Asia
    Sheng
  10. -Four expressive means: Heightened Speech, Stylized Singing, Acting/Movement, Fighting
    -chinese opera
    Jingju

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