China2 - China 2 Worlds of Music Chapter 8 Jiangnan Sizhu...

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Worlds of Music, Chapter 8 China 2
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Jiangnan Sizhu Shanghai sizhu means silk and bamboo refers to two major categories: silk stringed instruments and bamboo-tubed wind instruments erhu - upright fiddle with snakeskin head sanxian – 3 stringed, long-necked lute pipa – four-stringed, pear-shaped lute yangqin – hammer dulcimer (a zither) dizi – transverse (side-blown) bamboo flute
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Jiangnan sizhu teahouse culture in Shanghai musicians sit around a table, mostly play to each other, take turns playing not exactly an “audience,” others in the teahouse sometimes listen, but also chat, smoke, drink tea ex. CD 2/10 ex. CD 2/11 “Huanle Ge” (Song of Happiness) gradually pick up the tempo repeats, about twice as fast
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Shan’ge : background Agriculture and ideology Collectivization communist ideology and land ownership Cultural Revolution (1966 through to 1976) Red Guard “Down to the Countryside Movement”
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course MUS 130 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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China2 - China 2 Worlds of Music Chapter 8 Jiangnan Sizhu...

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