CHINESE MUSIC
Chinese music is asold as Chinesecivilization. Itsdevelopmentstarted way backduring theSHANG Dynasty
During the HAN Dynasty- the imperial court set up the music department to initiate the collecting and editing of the ancie...
CONFUCIUS- famous  Chinese philosopher  who believed that music  in its highest form can  be used to calm the  human passi...
FOUR STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE         PERIODFORMATIVE PERIOD- music was used in folk festival that are meant t...
Clay ocarinas andstone chimes weresome of theinstruments usedto accompanythese celebrations
INTERNATIONAL PERIOD- there was an overflow of musical ideas brought about by the Western contacts and Asian trade. MUSICA...
NATIONALPERIOD- musicalactivities were nolonger confined tothe enjoyment ofthe aristocrats.
WORLD MUSICPERIOD- a new kind of music was born from the tradition        of Western   instruments and             forms.
PENTATONIC SCALE- five tone scale (  Chinese traditional music)• gong (宫, gōng) // The first note in  the Chinese pentaton...
HEPTATONICSCALE- seventone scale usedin NorthernChinese folkmusic.
LU- twelve pitch scale in which Chinese composition are writtenTIAO- a 60 pentatonic and 84 heptatonic modesIDEOGRAMS- or ...
ChineseMusicalInstruments
AEROPHONES
HSIAO- anendblownflute madefrom aSmooth bamboo.
TI- a transverse bamboo flutetipped with ivory or bone at the end
SHENG- amouthorganwith 17pipes
CHORDOPHONES
CH’IN - a seven stringedzither
P’IPA - a four stringedloquatshapedlute
ZHENG- a long zither with 13-23 strings
YUEH-CH’IN – a four stringed moonshaped luteused to accompany in Peking Operas
ERH- HU – a two stringedfiddle played with a bowstring
SAN-HSIEN - a three stringed banjo
IDIOPHONES
YUN-LO - hanging flat gongs
Mu Yu - is ahammered woodblock instrument
PA- cymbals
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Chinese music
Chinese music
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  1. 1. CHINESE MUSIC
  2. 2. Chinese music is asold as Chinesecivilization. Itsdevelopmentstarted way backduring theSHANG Dynasty
  3. 3. During the HAN Dynasty- the imperial court set up the music department to initiate the collecting and editing of the ancient melodiesMost Chinese folk songs were constructed in repetitive formal approach.
  4. 4. CONFUCIUS- famous Chinese philosopher who believed that music in its highest form can be used to calm the human passion and lust.- Means to purify ones thought.
  5. 5. FOUR STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE PERIODFORMATIVE PERIOD- music was used in folk festival that are meant to give honor to the ancestors.
  6. 6. Clay ocarinas andstone chimes weresome of theinstruments usedto accompanythese celebrations
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL PERIOD- there was an overflow of musical ideas brought about by the Western contacts and Asian trade. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSTrumpets, oboes, lutes and drums
  8. 8. NATIONALPERIOD- musicalactivities were nolonger confined tothe enjoyment ofthe aristocrats.
  9. 9. WORLD MUSICPERIOD- a new kind of music was born from the tradition of Western instruments and forms.
  10. 10. PENTATONIC SCALE- five tone scale ( Chinese traditional music)• gong (宫, gōng) // The first note in the Chinese pentatonic scale.• shang (商, shāng) // The second note...• jue (角, jué​) // The third note...• zhi (徵, zhǐ​) // The fourth note...• yu (羽, yǔ​) // The fifth note...
  11. 11. HEPTATONICSCALE- seventone scale usedin NorthernChinese folkmusic.
  12. 12. LU- twelve pitch scale in which Chinese composition are writtenTIAO- a 60 pentatonic and 84 heptatonic modesIDEOGRAMS- or symbols were used to notate the Chinese notation
  13. 13. ChineseMusicalInstruments
  14. 14. AEROPHONES
  15. 15. HSIAO- anendblownflute madefrom aSmooth bamboo.
  16. 16. TI- a transverse bamboo flutetipped with ivory or bone at the end
  17. 17. SHENG- amouthorganwith 17pipes
  18. 18. CHORDOPHONES
  19. 19. CH’IN - a seven stringedzither
  20. 20. P’IPA - a four stringedloquatshapedlute
  21. 21. ZHENG- a long zither with 13-23 strings
  22. 22. YUEH-CH’IN – a four stringed moonshaped luteused to accompany in Peking Operas
  23. 23. ERH- HU – a two stringedfiddle played with a bowstring
  24. 24. SAN-HSIEN - a three stringed banjo
  25. 25. IDIOPHONES
  26. 26. YUN-LO - hanging flat gongs
  27. 27. Mu Yu - is ahammered woodblock instrument
  28. 28. PA- cymbals
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