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History of Chinese Music

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Bryan DelleDonne

on 31 May 2016

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History of Chinese Music
AKA New Culture Movement
Added new instruments such as the Dizi and Guzheng
Similar to the Romantic Period in that there was more emotion embedded into the songs of this period.
Many more artists started writing and documenting music
Music Involving Chairman Mao
Modern Chinese Music
Music started using more electric instruments, as well as a more pop theme.
Now similar to American Music, which is inspired by Rock N Roll and Jazz.
C-Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Punk Rock, and Heavy Metal are popular Chinese Genres.
Thanks For Watching
According to legends, the founder of music in Chinese mythology was Ling Lun
Music dated back to the Zhou Dynasty around 1122 B.C. to present day
The first chinese instruments were based off of pitches of bamboo pipes
Ancient Chinese Music
Chinese Music
The Chinese started accompanying dancing and music together in the form of operas.
Often told ancient stories and fairy tales such as the Monkey King.
Lots of Cross Dressing
By: Clayton Beck, Bryan DelleDonne, Josh Irons, Larry Xia
Early History
Philosophers such as Confucius decided that music should be a big part of Chinese Culture.
The oldest extant written Chinese music is "Youlan" or the Solitary Orchid, attributed to Confucius.
The first major well-documented flowering of Chinese music was during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD)
Chinese Music played a significant role to the lives of Chinese People.
Culturally it affected the tradition of Chinese religion and society.
Even after the cultural revoltion music still played a large role in chinese culture
Pre-Modern/Tradational Chinese Music
Chinese Modern Music
Cui Lan
(Forefather of Chinese Rock)
Not many documented music/musicians
Confucius is one of very few known Ancient Chinese Musicians
Confucius' song Solitary Orchid was the first documented song.
Chinese Opera
Examples of Musicians and Traditional Chinese Music
Guo Brothers and Liu Fang
Liu Jia-Chang
(C-Pop Artist)
Chinese Rap
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