Hulusi – Chinese Wind Instrument

The Hulusi is a Chinese recorder with a head shaped like a gourd. It is very easy to play like the recorder because you do not need to find that sweet spot / angle like when you play the dizi. The range of notes is not very wide and it does not have the notes Fa and Ti (unless you cover the note halfway).

One immediately thinks of Yunnan, China when hears the Hulusi, well, unless one does not know where is Yunnan at all….

5 Reasons To Learn The Hulusi:
  • Very unique tone
  • Very easy to play
  • Very light to carry around
  • Looks unique
  • Does not cost a lot

Check out our introductory Hulusi video below:

5 Reasons Not To Learn The Hulusi:
  • Limited range of notes
  • Does not have the Fa and Ti notes (unless you do a half hole)
  • Reeds inside are fragile
  • Limited volume
  • Usually comes in C and Bb keys only

Hulusi Learning Progression Chart

Below is a learning progression chart based on the NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination. Those who opt to have a more leisurely and less exam oriented syllabus can let us know and our instructors will plan something that is both fun and rewarding for you..
Beginner Hulusi Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 1 repertoire:
葫芦丝真可爱 (Adorable Hulusi), 男儿当自强 (Man of determination), 小星星 (Twinkle twinkle littler star)

Grade 2 repertoire:
儿童歌谣联奏 (Children’s folk medley), 婚誓 (Marriage vows), 生日快乐 (Happy birthday), 苏珊娜 (Oh Suzanna), 苗家姑娘过山来 (Hmong lady comes to the mountain)

Grade 3 repertoire:
京剧曲牌 (工尺上) (Jing Ju QU Pai- Gong Chi Shang), 葬花吟 (The girl buying flower), 朝鲜民歌联奏 (Korean folk song medley), 星星索 (The song of boat)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Hulusi Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).Grade 4 repertoire:
美丽的神话 (Beautiful myth) , 丹戎加东 (Di Tanjong Katong), 新加坡啦 (Singapura), 草原上升起不落的太阳 (The never setting sun on the grassland)

Grade 5 repertoire:
阿瓦人民唱新歌 (Singing of Wa people), 拉沙沙央 (Rasa Sayang), 采蘑菇的小姑娘 (The little girl who pick mushrooms), 印度民歌 (Indian Folk song)

Grade 6 repertoire:
月光下的凤尾竹 (Fernleaf hedge bamboo in the moonlight), 月夜 (Moonlight night), 美丽的金孔雀 (Beautiful golden peacock), 小微 (Xiao Wei)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Hulusi Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 7 repertoire:
其实你不懂我的心 (You know nothing about my heart), 湖边的孔雀 (Peacock at the lake side), 风中的葫芦 (Bottle gourd in the wind), 傣妹 (Dai Mei)

Grade 8 repertoire:
关东情 (Feelings for Guandong), 节庆欢歌 (Joyful song of the festival), 断桥残月 (Waning moon by the broken bridge), 竹林深处 (Deep in the bamboo forest)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Hulusi Lessons Information

You can opt to take lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comforts of your home. Different rates apply.
OUR STUDIO
Location
CT Hub 2
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Beginner: SGD 171.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 203.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 313.87 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 356.67 (60min)/month
  • One time registration fee: SGD16.05 (Waived for Paypal payment)


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HOME LESSONS
Location
Your preferred location
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Beginner: SGD 256.80 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 288.90 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 399.50 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 441.60 (60min)/month
  • One time registration fee: SGD16.05 (Waived for Paypal payment)


  • Register now!

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