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6 06, 2017

Chinese instruments and music – Early China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:28-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|2 Comments

A Chinese musician playing a qin Ocarina, Han Dynasty (200 BC-200 AD)(Metropolitan Museum, New York) The first people who came to China, about 50,000 BC, brought their music with them from Africa, by way of India. These people certainly clapped their hands and sang songs. Probably they brought drums and bone pipes with [...]

31 05, 2017

Central Asian Music

By |2018-03-21T14:32:17-07:00May 31st, 2017|Art, Central Asia|0 Comments

Chinese woman playing an erhu: early bowed instruments Plucking a hunting bow to make music Central Asia was the place where people invented the ancestors of violins and cellos. Siberian or Mongolian people made the first bowed instruments. Because lots of people all over the world used bows and arrows, the first stringed instruments were [...]