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A kulintang ensemble performance
A kulintang ensemble performance

Duration: 01:24

A performance of kulintang - an ancient instrumental form of music from Malaysia and the Philippines.

 
Chinese gourd pipe: discussion and performance
Chinese gourd pipe: discussion and performance

Duration: 1:39

The Chinese musician Wei Hou gives a short performance on the bamboo flute or gourd pipe and talks about its background and technical construction.

 
Erhu performance techniques
Erhu performance techniques

Duration: 01:32

Musician Hong Wang gives a virtuoso performance on the erhu or Chinese two-string fiddle.

 
Kathak Indian dance music
Kathak Indian dance music

Duration: 03:47

Indian-British musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney discusses how he works with traditional Indian musical materials as the basis for his compositional work.

 
Origins and development of bamboo music
Origins and development of bamboo music

Duration: 01:50

A performance of bamboo music performance in a range of contexts.

 
Performance techniques on the guzheng or Chinese zither
Performance techniques on the guzheng or Chinese zither

Duration: 1:09

The Chinese musician Winnie Wong performs on the guzheng or Chinese zither, showing how melodies and accompaniments can be created.

 
Playing instruments made from bamboo
Playing instruments made from bamboo

Duration: 01:50

Groups of musicians in the Philippines perform on instruments made from bamboo, a tradition dating from 1896 and the independence movement.

 
Playing melodies on the Chinese bamboo flute
Playing melodies on the Chinese bamboo flute

Duration: 00:53

The Chinese musician Wei Hou gives a short performance on the bamboo flute.

 
Ragas in Indian music
Ragas in Indian music

Duration: 01:54

Sitar player Shalil Shankar performs an improvisation on a raga.

 
Teaching and learning the guzheng or Chinese zither
Teaching and learning the guzheng or Chinese zither

Duration: 1:24

The Chinese musician Winnie Wong discusses the traditional aural and visual approaches to learning the guzheng or Chinese zither, a traditional instrument.

 
The double reed trumpet: a performance and discussion
The double reed trumpet: a performance and discussion

Duration: 1:22

The Chinese musician Wei Hou discusses the importance of place and location in the development of instrumental music.

 
The origins of the violin - the rebab
The origins of the violin - the rebab

Duration: 1:08

The musician Atya Wichbaky demonstrates playing the rebab or two-stringed fiddle to accompany a song.

 
The scales in Indian classical music
The scales in Indian classical music

Duration: 1:31

The musician Alam Khan demonstrates a major scale on the sarode, a stringed musical instrument used mainly in Indian classical music.

 
Tuning the tabla
Tuning the tabla

Duration: 01:41

The musician Swapan Chaudhuri shows how to tune a tabla and explains why this is necessary.

 

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