10 China - Part6:China Chapter 33: Introduction to the...

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Part 6: China
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Chapter 33: Introduction to the Region Guqin -  ancient Chinese zither has seven strings, traditionally made of silk, but no frets  it is a curved board about four feet long set on a low  table and plucked the sound is very soft the  guqin  is associated with the Confucian religion and  its social class of literati who cultivate the ideals of  balance, harmony, and moderation
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Chapter 34: Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music Monophonic, Heterophonic Textures Importance of Ornamentation Timbre as a Compositional Element Variation Form
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Chapter 34: Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music Religion and Music in China the three historical religions of China are: Daoism Confucianism Chinese music has maintained a clear demarcation  between  Yayue -  the refined and elegant art music of the  court and rituals Suyue -  common entertainment and folk music Buddhism
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Chapter 34: Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music Traditional Music Theory in China Bianyin  – alternate pitches outside a  Chinese pentatonic mode pentatonic scales are sometimes called  anhemitonic  (without semitones) scales Diao  - anhemitonic pentatonic modes
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Chapter 34: Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music Traditional Music Theory in China the five possible pentatonic modes are:
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Chapter 34: Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music Traditional Music Theory in China
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Chapter 35: Traditional Chinese Instruments Chordophones Zheng  – curved board zither associated historically with the household and  romantic songs Pipa -  pear-shaped lute has traditionally been associated with banquet  music and storytelling
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Chapter 35: Traditional Chinese Instruments
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10 China - Part6:China Chapter 33: Introduction to the...

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