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China_Music_Reduced - Traditional music of china Some of...

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Unformatted text preview: Traditional music of china Some of the instruments of the Confucian Ritual Orchestra. Seen are the bell (metal) in the background and stone chimes in front. On the left she is playing the sheng (gourd) on the right is the hsun (clay). Close-up of the hsun, the globular flute which represents clay or earth. The blow hole is at the top and finger holes are around the sides. The sheng, or mouth organ. The wind chamber at the bottom was originally made of gourd, hence this represents the gourd in the Confucian Ritual Music. The chin (qin). It has seven strings made of silk, hence in the Confucian Ritual orchestra it represented silk. However, this instrument was also played solo by Confucian poet-scholars and its music was meant to cultivate ones inner being and character. Playing it or listening to it accomplished this purpose. Drum, representing leather in the Confucian Ritual music.Drum, representing leather in the Confucian Ritual music....
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