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Cultural Element: Chinese Traditional Music Chinese 3H, Sean Lu, Han Li
Origins and History <ul><ul><li>Chinese Music can be traced back to as early as the Shang dynasty (1766-1027 BC). </li></u...
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Traditional Instruments <ul><ul><li>Woodwind and percussion:  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>dizi, sheng, paigu, gong, paixiao, gu...
Pi2 Pa1 ( 琵琶 ) <ul><ul><li>4-stringed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pear-shaped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First appeared in ...
Gu3 Qin2 ( 古琴 ) <ul><ul><li>7-stringed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>considered an instrument of great refinement and subtlet...
Er4 Hu2  二胡 <ul><ul><li>also called  南胡 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Chinese Violin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-strin...
Di2 Zi  笛子 <ul><ul><li>flute-like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>used in folk music, Chinese opera, and the modern Chinese orc...
Yang2 Qin2  揚琴 <ul><ul><li>usually have 144 strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hit with 2 bamboo hammers  </li></ul></ul><...
Sources Cited <ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0857317.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Musi...
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Chinese Traditional Music

  1. 1. Cultural Element: Chinese Traditional Music Chinese 3H, Sean Lu, Han Li
  2. 2. Origins and History <ul><ul><li>Chinese Music can be traced back to as early as the Shang dynasty (1766-1027 BC). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  The legendary founder of music in Chinese mythology was Ling Lun, who made bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huang initiated his burning of the books which included all music manuscripts and instruments to be burned and the practice of music to be halted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>
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  4. 4. Traditional Instruments <ul><ul><li>Woodwind and percussion: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>dizi, sheng, paigu, gong, paixiao, guan, bells, cymbals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bowed strings: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>erhu, zhonghu, dahu, banhu, jinghu, gaohu, gehu, yehu, cizhonghu, diyingehu, leiqn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plucked and struck strings: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>guqin, sanxian, yangqin, guzheng, ruan, konghou, liuqin, pipa, zhu </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pi2 Pa1 ( 琵琶 ) <ul><ul><li>4-stringed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pear-shaped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First appeared in the Qing Dynasty, later developed during the Han Dynasty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Played by plucking the strings </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Gu3 Qin2 ( 古琴 ) <ul><ul><li>7-stringed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>considered an instrument of great refinement and subtlety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Father of Chinese Music&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Er4 Hu2 二胡 <ul><ul><li>also called 南胡 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Chinese Violin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-stringed, bowed </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Di2 Zi 笛子 <ul><ul><li>flute-like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>used in folk music, Chinese opera, and the modern Chinese orchestra  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>made of bamboo </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Yang2 Qin2 揚琴 <ul><ul><li>usually have 144 strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hit with 2 bamboo hammers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>traditionally had bronze strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>since 1950, steel alloy strings </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sources Cited <ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0857317.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Music/China-music-history-2.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_China </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa </li></ul>

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