Chinese Muiscal Instrument Hulusi

Chinese Muiscal Instrument Hulusi - Chinese Musical...

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Chinese Musical Instrument Hulusi Hulusi or cucurbit flute is a kind of blown and free reed wind instrument. Hulusi originates from the Yunnan province of China. Hulusi is held vertically and it is known for a very soft timbre and tonal range is 9 to 10 intervals. The Hulusi by construction has a total of 3 bamboo pipes, 2 tone pipes and the playing pipe is located in the centre in which has 7 finger holes the center pipe has finger holes and the outer two are typically drone pipes. It is not uncommon for a Hulusi to have only one drone pipe while the second outer pipe is merely ornamental. The drone pipe has a finger hole, which allows it to be stopped. Bamboo is selected and used for the pipes and gourds are selected for the construction of the Hulusi. Many materials maybe used are wide ranging from bone, wood, lacquer for the instrument. Musicking context of Hulusi and Patterns in Mind Hulusi is played by Dai (Thai) and the Yi minorities in Yunnan China. Hulusi sounds beautiful and heartwarming and thus it is ideal for expressing soft and tender feelings. Traditionally the Dai men would play the Hulusi to express love and courtship songs toward a
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course GEK 1053 taught by Professor Tien during the Spring '10 term at National University of Singapore.

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