Musical Instruments (Yuèqì 乐器)


A man plays a pan pipe in a park. PHOTO BY BERKSHIRE PUBLISHING.

Chinese musical instruments have been evolving since the first millennia BCE, when instruments of “eight sounds” were developed and categorized according to their material composition. International contact led to adoption and adaptation of instruments developed elsewhere. In the modern era Chinese music incorporates both Western and traditional Chinese instrumentation.

China’s musical instruments have evolved in ways that express China’s aesthetic connections with the beauty….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Music|Comments Off on Musical Instruments (Yuèqì 乐器)

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