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The Chinese musician Wei Hou, gives a short performance on the bamboo flute. He performs a haunting folk melody to demonstrate how the subtle use of ornamentation and embellishment can add interest to a simple tune.
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This clip is from:
Class Clips, Travels with Music
First broadcast:
10 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Students could select a simple melody, perhaps a nursery rhyme, and add embellishments and ornamentation to it, to mimic the folk style. What instruments could the composition be played on?

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