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Better than the professor's notes. I could actually understand what the heck was going on. Will be back for help in this class.
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Date Created: 11/08/14
CD 1 Wine Madness composition by Yuan Chi Ruan Ji performed by Ling Ming Yueh This composition is played on a Chin The chin is a very appreciated in the Chinese culture and music the chin is a 7 string zither with a rounded top where the strings lay and a flat bottom the body of the zither is made of wood with 7 white dots that are usually made of mother pearl or in earlier made Chin39s of ivory characteristics of the chin the rounded top represents heaven the white dots represent the planets and the stars the flat bottom represents earth in the bottom of the zither there are two open spaces these are the phoenix and dragon pools the seven strings have their own meaning starting from the thickest one for the emperor to the thinnest ones would be the most vulnerable part of society women and children Wine madness is about a Chinese scholar who over the weekend has a little to much to drink the notes for this instrument tells the player on to which white dot and how to pull the string where to press with the Chinese of this song the player can improvise and add a little of his own interpretation because the notes are not stable or set so it gives the players can be creative with it this piece is program music which is music used to tell a story Buddhist Vocalizations This song is used fro meditation and to get in contact with the Medicine Buddha and 3 refuges Buddha Teacher Dharma teachings Sangha community It is sung by monks and nuns usually in the Buddhist religion monks and nuns don t get to mediate it is done separately with this the monks and nuns talk to the teacher learn the teaching and then spread to the community in this mediation you can also hear a metal gong big ceramic bell and a wood fish Muyu the gong is used to set rhythm in the music the quotmasterquot or Teacher of the monks is a big part of this mediation because sings the main verse He also used a wooden clappers to help with the rhythm of the music Ambush from all sides this song is about how the Chinese army was defeated by the barbarians it takes you step by step from beginning to end it starts With the army getting ready for battle then it goes into the fight at the end it shows the defeat of every member of the whole army this is played on a Pipa which is a pear shaped lute with a bended neck the introductions of the frets in the Pipa were a musical revelation in china this lute has longer body than a neck this instrument was brought to china through the silk road and the traveling of musicians thought it Returning to the Forest this is piece played on an Erhhu Erhhu is sting instrument played with a bow the bow is placed in between the two string which are about an inch to an inch and a half away from the body the bow is placed at the bottom where it is moved to make the sound the player pushes on the top of the strings to produce the different notes this piece is based on a Chinese poem that talk about how when the birds return to forest in the spring and that is all you hear Triumph from the Battlefield this piece is about how the army defeated the enemy and was made to celebrate those who fought It is an orchestra playing the following intrusments pipa erhhu Huquin small erhhu Dahu big erhhu Cheng 16 string zither Sanxian 3 string lute Yangqin trapezoidal shape zither play by hitting it with hammer to produce sound dizi cross blown flute Wooden fish drums gongs Millet germinating song this is sing by male villagers using low and deep vocals it is sung to help the seed that were plated start to grow Other Important notes that were given during CD 1 Buddhism was brought to China from India two types of Buddhism Terarada and Manayada Terarada brought by sea to south Asia Manayada brought by land to Asia via the silk road Double nose Oboe is played with both nostrils and circular breathing is used to play it metal drum with elephants on the side and frogs on the top played with patted stick used in rituals originally found in Vietnam Eight sounds of the Confucian Orchestra North Winter Skin Drums North East Gourd Mouth organ East Spring Banboo Panpipes South East Wood Tiger South Summer Silk Chin Zithers South West Earth Baked clay goubular flute West Fall Metal Bell chimes North West Stone Stone chime
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