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Traditional Chinese Instruments 3

WIND INSTRUMENTS


Bawu
This beautiful instrument will occasionally appear in orchestral wind sections. It is a flute-like pipe with a free reed in the mouth piece.

Suona
This is a reed instrument with a conical metal bell. It has a nasal penetrating sound and comes in various sizes.

Sheng
This is one of the oldest varieties of Chinese instruments, and consista of a bundle of between 17 to 36 pipes seated on a small wind chamber. A free brass reed is placed in the root of the instrument. Coming in soprano, alto, and tenor models, they have a great clarity of tone, and compensate for the lack of brass in tutti orchestration.

Guan
This is a cylinder fitted with a reed mouthpiece. It has a nasal sound quality and generally comes in a variety of sizes.

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