Top 6 Most Popular Chinese Musical Instruments
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Datum: 13. Juni 2011 22:28
Erhu is a type of bowed string instrument. It is a two-stringed fiddle and is one of the most popular Chinese instruments in the Hu-qin family. The erhu is one of several instruments including gaohu, zhuihu and jinghu that were historically known as “huqin” (barbarian’s fiddle) or “xiqin”. Gao-hu is another bowed string instrument.
Chinese Gao-Hu is mostly used for high-pitched tunes that Erhu cannot play and frequently used for performing vivid and brisk rhythms. Gao-Hu has louder volume yet brighter tones, and thus it serves as both a solo and leading instrument in performing Cantonese operas and folk melodies.
Dunhuang Pipa is a type of plucked string instrument and belongs to the Lute family. It is a four-stringed lute with 30 frets and pear-shaped body. The Pipa is to be held upright by the instrumentalist and played with five small plectra attached to each finger of the right hand.
This musical instrument
has a remarkable expressive power and an extremely dynamic range. Yueqin, a plucked string instrument, is a moon shaped lute with shorter neck and four strings.
Chinese guqin or seven-stringed zither is China’s oldest stringed instrument, and as legend has it, its sweet sounds once helped defeat an army. Now this ancient instrument experiences a modern-day renaissance. The first guqins were made about 3,000 years ago.
They were very simple, with just one or two strings. As aesthetic concepts flowered and playing skills improved, the instrument changed. By the 3rd century the guqin had seven strings, and was very similar to the instrument played today.
Chinese Bamboo Flute
Chinese Bamboo Flute in Chinese is called ‘Dizi’. Because it sounds great, is easy to learn, light to carry and inexpensive, the Dizi (Chinese Bamboo Flute) is one of most popular Chinese instruments in Asia. Dizi (also called
D’Tzu or Zhu Di), is a side blown wind instrument made of Bamboo. Dizi has a very simple structure: 1 blowhole, 1 membrane-hole, 6 finger holes, and two pairs of holes in the end to correct the pitch and hang decorative tassels.
Chinese ocarina, the ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument.Variations does exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is often ceramic, but other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, clay, and metal.