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CLIP 6771

Playing melodies on the Chinese bamboo flute

Playing melodies on the Chinese bamboo flute
Key Info
  • Playing melodies on the Chinese bamboo flute
  • Duration: 00:53
  • The Chinese musician Wei Hou gives a short performance on the bamboo flute. He performas a haunting folk melody to demonstrate how the subtle use of ornamentation and embellishment can add interest to a simple tune.
  • Subject:



    India To Indonesia

  • Keywords: bamboo flute, folk music, pentatonic, modal, embellishment, Travels With Music
Ideas for use in class
  • Comparing timbres of the metal flute with the bamboo flute.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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