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The sound of Chinese music is unmistakable. It relies on the specific sounds of its regional instruments (spike fiddles, lutes, zithers, gongs, cymbals and drums and more) and its unique vocal styles...   


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...but there is no such thing as a unified ‘national’ tradition. Countless urban and rural styles and genres exist... All of them harbour room for innovation. All of them assimilate elements from other cultures near and far... More [–>]



• Chinese music timeline   [-> 28]

• Musical genres  [-> 29] or instruments   [-> 30]

• Music theory  [-> 31]

• Music scores   [-> 32]

• What to read on Chinese music? [-> 33]

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