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Old 06-08-2019, 01:35 AM
 
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Hello

I would like to listen to some classical/traditional chinese ( also japanese ) music....
The most famous classical chinese music in China....and the most famous chinese composers of the past..

Can someone help me ?


No modern music please..( hip hop ( or pop ).. rap...

Thanks
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:48 AM
 
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China has many ethnic groups, with different music styles. Even Han Chinese has regional differences.

This is an example of traditional instrumental music.


This is an example of traditional singing.


Professional musicians had a low social status in ancient China, although many intellectuals played some instruments too. Therefore not many names passed down. A famous one is 瞎子阿炳.

Chinese folk music has been modernized too. A lot of works borrow from rock, blues, etc but with Chinese characters.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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China has many ethnic groups, with different music styles. Even Han Chinese has regional differences.

This is an example of traditional instrumental music.


This is an example of traditional singing.


Professional musicians had a low social status in ancient China, although many intellectuals played some instruments too. Therefore not many names passed down. A famous one is 瞎子阿炳.

Chinese folk music has been modernized too. A lot of works borrow from rock, blues, etc but with Chinese characters.
Lol the first one sounds like blues itself
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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Lol the first one sounds like blues itself
Traditional Chinese music uses pentatonic scale a lot, and often sounds "dark".
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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My friend is a member of a Chinese Orchestra, with members playing songs using different Chinese instruments. Chinese orchestras exist in many cities in mainland China, HK, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and some cities in the us, Canada and the U.K.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Traditional Chinese music uses pentatonic scale a lot, and often sounds "dark".
I know

And that pentatonic has more similarities with pentatonic of west African where blues comes from than European pentatonic genres like Celtic, Hungarian, epirote etc
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:32 AM
 
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Thanks


Does it exist a chinese music notation ?
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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Does it exist a chinese music notation ?
There was one called Gongche notation, but nobody uses it now.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gongche_notation

Nowadays China uses both Staff and Numbered musical notation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_musical_notation
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