NOTE FROM JONAH: This is Part III in “A Guide to Chinese Musical Instruments” a video series for Danwei.
- Guzheng 古筝 | Wu Fei 吴非 | Yuzhou Changwan – Fishermans’ Evening Song 渔舟唱晚
- Erhu 二胡 | Liu Hong 刘虹 | Jiang He Shui – Running River 江河水
- Dizi 笛子 | Zhang Zhongzhong 张钟中 | Mumin Xinge – New Shepherds’ Song 牧民新歌
- Zhongruan 中阮 | Wang Yiping 王一平 | Yi Dance 彝族舞曲
- Pipa 琵琶 | Dong Nan 董楠 | Chunjiang Hua Yueye – Moonlit Night on the Spring River 春江花月夜
- Flowerpot and Paigu Drums 花盆鼓、排鼓 | Wang Jun 王军 | Improvisation 即兴
From Wikipedia: The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶; pinyin: pípá, [pʰǐpʰǎ]) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments (弹拨乐器/彈撥樂器). Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12–26. Another Chinese 4 string plucked lute is the liuqin, which looks like a smaller version of the pipa.
Pipa 琵琶 by Dong Nan 董楠
Chunjiang Hua Yueye – Moonlit Night on the Spring River 春江花月夜
Thanks to all the featured musicians & teachers from China Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory High School.
Special thanks to Dong Nan for organizing musicians and venues.