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Music of China. MUSI 3721Y College of Lethbridge, Calgary Grounds John Anderson. Significance of Composed Dialect and History. A non-alphabetic ideographic script implied that Chinese could be utilized by neighbors with entirely unexpected dialects

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´╗┐Music of China MUSI 3721Y University of Lethbridge, Calgary Campus John Anderson

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Importance of Written Language and History A non-alphabetic ideographic script implied that Chinese could be utilized by neighbors with very surprising dialects Classics composed hundreds of years before could be comprehended by contemporary perusers

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Importance of Written Language and History This prompted to an incredible respect for history, high status for researcher authorities, and a majestic state framework in view of organization Each line had its own particular verifiable records, quite a bit of which gave melodic documentation

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Highly Specific Musical Systems with Codification at Many Levels This incorporates stock character sorts in dramatic kinds, specific melodic styles utilized as a part of particular settings, instruments utilized as a part of institutionalized outfits, solo instrumental customs, each with its own extraordinary documentation, collection, and colloquial method

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Music and Politics Music and legislative issues have for some time been interconnected Confucius (551-479 B.C.E.) trusted that appropriate music was equipped for advancing legitimate conduct " Extravagant music " (i.e., boisterous, quick music) could invigorate over the top, lustful conduct Mao Zedong likewise had confidence in music as an imperative instructive apparatus for the engendering of state belief system, instead of the declaration of excellence

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Heterophony The Jiangnan sizhu troupe, similar to Middle Eastern gatherings, contains few distinctive melodic instruments The music is heterophonic, for there is no congruity, recently unique interpretations of a similar tune, each recognized by its own sound surface and by ornamentation particular to the instrument Try to select the tune by murmuring it, if conceivable Can we make heterophony?

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Liu Shui (Flowing Water) The entertainer is Professor Wu Wenguang of the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the preeminent qin player in China today A melodic bit of elucidating music Portrays a waterfall falling from a peak, falling through different levels of shake, and after that turning into a rapids inevitably heading out to the ocean

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Liu Shui (Flowing Water) Almost all qin structures have automatic titles Typical frame: Sanqi (Intro.) Rudiao (Expo.) Ruman (Develop) Weisheng (Closing) From this story emerged the expression " zhi yin, " truly meaning " a decent companion who comprehends my music, " and it is still famously utilized today to connote significant kinship.

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Excerpt from Hua San Liu (Embellished Three-Six) Beginning and conclusion played Heterophonic surface Instruments include: dizi (transverse woodwind) yangqin (pound dulcimer) pipa (4-stringed, culled lute) erhu (two-stringed fiddle) Begins gradually and builds Improvised embellishments on the essential tune

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Three Examples of Peking Opera arias The story aria Usually used to give portrayal in an apathetic way The emotional aria Free musicality Fast beat Used to uncover a character's mental express The melodious aria Slow rhythm 4/4 meter Often melismatic

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We Workers Have Strength Words with a message Solo-chorale trades Symphonic coordination Western amicability bound with Chinese pentatonic subjects Typical of the 1950s Synthesis of Western Protestant psalms, present day school tunes, Chinese society tunes and Russian progressive tunes Short, basic Use Western scales

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Discussion Questions How would we be able to state that minority music influenced standard music in our nation the way it did in China? To which Western melodic instrument would you think about qin practice, and why? What are a few examinations in the Western music collection to automatic pipa music?

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Discussion Questions What could be a Western identical to Jiangnan sizhu? (jazz, stick sessions?) In what ways would we be able to contrast jingju with Western musical show or a Broadway melodic? What are some Western reciprocals to boycott in the development of new melodies and works?

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Discussion Questions How is music utilized for purposeful publicity in our nation? Or, on the other hand, how is music used to impart values in our nation? Why did Communists rebuff Confucian melodic practices? On the other hand, why did the Communists amid the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) use Western melodic practices, for example, organization, amicability, expressive dance, and picturesque plan, despite being hostile to Western?

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