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    hi folks,

    obviously western orchestra is not the only ensemble of music on earth. there are some alternative form of ensemble like a gamelan in Java, traditional instruments from india and... china.

    this thread is for Modern chinese orchestra, check it out first at :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese...nese_orchestra

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...al_instruments

    and for videos check :

    erhu ( one string violin):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_K54nEqfSo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2nv2V7Ehw

    guzheng (zither):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh98z...eature=related

    pipa (guitar) :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtrthXXmKgA

    dizi (flute):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOGm6RlF9zI

    for full orchestra, :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzG9a...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNCP6XuL9A

    12 girls , contemporary chinese instrument ensemble :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac2wvjdZXK4

    anyone spare time to dig on this ?

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    passionate Guzheng / ziter playing .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTyD-...eature=related

    i wonder how the time signature works here.

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    Microrchestra Plays Bach
    A very interesting group in which classical and modern music are combined
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFmHTsN6ksY&NR=1
    Enjoy yourself!!!!

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    Interesting thread, thought I'd bump it though I have nothing to contribute.

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    It seems that China has many nations and each nation has its own musical instruments which are amazing.
    Moon Reflected on Erquan Pond sounds sad and lonely.

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    Hi all,

    Decided to necro this thread. I used to perform with the school's Chinese orchestra, playing the yangqin. It's a hammered dulcimer, works in principle similar to the piano, except you play with the bamboo mallets. It's usually grouped together with the Plucked Strings section, along with the pipa, liuqin, zhongruan, daruan and guzheng. However, it's sometimes categorized under the Percussions. Depending on playing style, it can be considered either - you can strike the strings with the end of the mallet covered in rubber, or you can pluck them with the opposite end.

    I love Plucked Strings (tanbo) music. It's very unique to the Chinese orchestra, and is very diverse even as a section. The liuqin is the soprano, and is usually appreciated for its solo and concerto works. Pipa is something like the tenor, very outstanding tone as well, more suited for solo pieces, IMO. Zhongruan and yangqin form much of the accompaniment, thanks to their more harmonious tones, playing appregios and chordal accompaniment most of the time. Yes, there are still solo and concertos written for them. Daruan is the baritone here. Yet, these instruments can often blend so well together and produce really beautiful music. Of note is, any sustained notes must be played using tremolos, and it's a definite pleasure to hear any ensemble play their tremolos in unison.

    It's not so convenient now, but I'd post some songs that I love at a later time!

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    I've had this cd for a while but I haven't given it a first listen yet. I hadn't noticed this thread before, so good you necroposted, Louis.
    http://www.amazon.com/Huaxia-Chinese.../dp/B0002SPPCI
    Genuine ersatz classical listener since 1981.

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    I like Chinese Orchestral music - traditional/classic. Qin, Erhu, Yangqin (it seems they have some instruments like Qin that are in the same family of instruments) and their wind instruments are my favorite.

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    Sorry this is so late. I had been really busy with my internship report.

    Yangqin solo: Sunshine on Taxkorgan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHsz3EL2Hto

    The last piece I learnt during my high school days: 天山诗画 (roughly translates to Poetry on Tian Mountains)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7eH4G-col0

    Liuqin concerto: 雨后庭院 (The Garden after Rain, versions with plucked-string ensemble accompaniment can be found)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buq_9xnSOz4

    Plucked-strings ensemble: 三六 (Three-Six)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGjv7UErHQw

    Orchestral:飞天 by my seniors 10 batches older
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XedJxo7gOLw

    This is but the tip of the iceberg - I've posted but a few of the more common pieces, actually mainly pieces I played while I was in an orchestra. And yes, I'm terribly biased towards the plucked strings, because I was from that section :P
    Last edited by LouisLoh; Jul-22-2012 at 21:30.

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