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    culture, from Confucianism to the way Chinese instruments such as the qin are created. The qin’s performance was thought to reflect a person’s virtuous behavior, and also promote significance in the symbolism of its shape, which reflected Confucian cosmology (Thrasher 27). Likewise, the performance of opera actors could reflect a wide variety of behaviors and personalities through the use of color symbolism and movement. A fascinating aspect of the opera was the surgical precision with which the actors moved. Every movement was carefully calculated to match the music, which consisted of traditional Chinese instruments such as the erhu, nicknamed the “Chinese violin”, and drums or clappers which sped up and slowed down as the actors moved more emphatically or slowly. The singing was very melodic, and matched the music style and wide range of the erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument held in the lap of the performer. The tempo of the music often depended on the emotions or the unfolding of the plot, as more dramatic events unfolded, the music sped up as well as the actors’ movements until it reached the climax, such as a character’s death, at which point the loud wooden clappers would dramatically clap loudly in the sudden silence with poised punctuation. As we learned in the museum, different roles often required a different voice, which meant a wide variety of singing voices from the shrill and high voice of a young male character (xiaosheng) to the low strong voice of a…

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    Introduction In this essay, I argue against the statement that China will be a leading market for both recorded and live music by 2028. My argument is based on the fact that China is one of the leading countries in pirated music. In spite of the digital advancements in the country that are making music lovers buy authentic live and recorded music, China is still rated as the leading country in pirated music. If China is to be the leading market in live and recorded music by 2028, its…

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    meet every once in a while with different members attending each time and those who are specific to a certain group of people. Clubs can be found in a range of places such as offices, auditoriums, homes, as well as other public places. “A typical afternoon session lasts about three hours. Shortly before two o’clock, musicians begin to arrive; the musical instruments, which are usually collectively-owned, are brought out from a back room where they are stored” (Witzleben 242). At the beginning of…

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    The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto written by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang definitely does retain some of the Chinese flavor but however to some extent. From the use of instrument (violin) itself, causes it to lose some of the Chinese flavor when being compared to the Erhu and Chinese orchestra version as the authentic folk instrument (Erhu) has distinct Chinese flavor. Though the violin solo uses the Erhu’s performance techniques, it does help to make it sound closer to Erhu, but however it is…

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    lost souls home; that is the magic of Christmas. I went on a hot Friday afternoon in August. The heat was unbearable. My hair stuck to my face and neck, and I could feel the sweat trickling down my back, making me squirm in discomfort. The restaurants and bars were pretty empty, and the street felt just a little desolate. The walk to Cineleisure suddenly became painfully long with the sun mercilessly shining on me. As the sun dipped beneath the skyline, everything came alive. The flock of birds…

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    diseases. Food is another thing that makes Thailand and Singapore the same because we get the same culture from China and India. For example, "Noodle" when Thai people go to Singapore and want to eat noodles but don't know what Singaporean calls it? Thai people can order that “Quay Tiew” it’s make the people of Singapore know what that means. Because of the word that "Quay Tiew" used by the Thai people are derived from the root of the Chinese language. In the side of music Singapore also has…

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    For example, the Erhu was created with relations to the Rebab, which traveled along the Silk Road. Furthermore, the Pipa has a strong relation to the Ud and was a result China’s new relations with other countries as well. Similar to the nationalist party’s revolution, in 1949, the communist government took over to create the People’s Republic of China, with Chairman Mao Zedong. Nationalists were pushed off to the island of Taiwan to form a democracy and would no longer have an influence on…

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    Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important economic and social holiday in China. It once was a holiday that honored various household and heavenly deities. It was also a time to enjoy a large feast with your family ("Chinese", n.d.). Some popular sports in China are: badminton, table tennis (or ping pong), basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and diving. The Chinese are very competitive in these sports. Children learn how to play ping pong and badminton at a…

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    soaring strings, but the rest of the orchestra plays along to the same melody. This piece relies on melodic texture more than harmonic texture. Panda Po is homophonic, and one melody is heard consistently over the top of the ostinato baseline. 2.4 Chosen Instrumentation As previously mentioned, Blossoms on a Moonlit River is a folk song and can be played on almost any Chinese instrument, but was originally composed for the Pipa. The score only has one notated melody which is realised…

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    Vibrato Case Study

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    Introduction Statement of the problem Western classical singing is aim at producing a good quality, clear, natural, relax, and overall loud enough sound in singing. Vibrato is an important technique in good western classical and operatic singing. The pitch of the notes quickly changing up and down makes vibrato. It is one of the important means of musical performance. Like violin, Chinese erhu and other string instruments playing with rubbing strings. Italian vocal school more likely to say:…

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