NOTE FROM JONAH: This is Part IV 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 Chinese paigu (排鼓; pinyin: páigǔ; also spelled pai gu) is a set of three to seven tuned drums (in most instances five are used), traditionally made of wood with animal skin heads. It is played by beating the heads (and sometimes also the body) with sticks. Most drums are double-sided and turnable. Both sides have different tunings. Tuning is done through the use of Allen keys.
Flowerpot and Paigu Drums 花盆鼓、排鼓
Wang Jun 王军, Improvisation 即兴
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.