20 October 2015

Types of Dizi

20 October 2015,
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Today, there are numerous types of Chinese dizi available to musicians. For the amateur, this may prove confusing – what are the differences between … Continue reading


9 October 2015

Types of Sheng

9 October 2015,
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When people think of Chinese instruments, the first that comes to mind is usually the erhu, pipa, or dizi. The only instrument in the … Continue reading


8 October 2015

Marking your Erhu for better intonation

8 October 2015,
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Getting good intonation on the Erhu is always a struggle for Erhu players, especially for beginners.  Unlike fretted instruments like guitar or mandolin, the Erhu … Continue reading


2 October 2015

Comparing 2 models of Dizi

2 October 2015,
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One of the frequently asked questions is what is the difference between a good Dizi and a very good Dizi. Well, the difference is … Continue reading


29 April 2015

15 Observations from SYF Chinese Orchestra 2015

29 April 2015,
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(Disclaimer: The following views are subjective from a layman’s point of view and do not represent the views of MOE.) The SYF Chinese orchestra … Continue reading