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  • 1. Peking Opera
  • 2. •A form of traditional Chinese theatre •Combination of music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics
  • 3. •Arose in the late 18th century and fully recognized in the th mid-19 century •Extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty and known as one of the cultural treasures of China
  • 4. •Performances are accompanied by music usually played on three types of instrument: wind, string, and percussion.
  • 5. •The main instruments are Chinese in origin:
  • 6. Jinghu •A two-stringed instrument played with a bow
  • 7. Yueqin •a four-stringed instrument that is plucked
  • 8. Sanxian •a three-stringed instrument which is also plucked
  • 9. The melodies played by the accompaniment fall mainly into three broad categories. • Aria ▫ style that is sung by a young Sheng to indicate heightened emotion. • Fixed-tune melody or qupai ▫ style that indicates a feast or a banquet or the arrival of an important person • Percussion pattern ▫ there are as many as 48 different percussion patterns, each one identifies the entering character by his or her individual rank and personality
  • 10. • Par • Chavez • Vistro • Cristobal • Pascual • Balon • Cordero Group 3