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The Yu (竽; pinyin: yú) was a free reed wind instrument used in ancient China. [1]

14 relations: Bamboo, China, Free reed aerophone, Gourd, Harmony, Henry Doktorski, King Xuan of Qi, List of Chinese musical instruments, Lusheng, Mangtong, Pinyin, Qi (state), Sheng (instrument), Wind instrument.


The bamboos are a subfamily (Bambusoideae) of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Free reed aerophone

A free reed aerophone is a musical instrument that produces sound as air flows past a vibrating reed in a frame.

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A gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae, particularly Cucurbita and Lagenaria or the fruit of the two genera of "calabash tree", Crescentia and Amphitecna.

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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Henry Doktorski

Henry Doktorski III (born January 30, 1956) is one of America's premier concert accordionists.

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King Xuan of Qi

King Xuan of Qi (died 301 BC) was from 319 to 301 BC ruler of Qi, one of the seven major states of the Warring States period of ancient China.

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List of Chinese musical instruments

This is an introduction to and list of traditional instruments.

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The lusheng (also spelled lu sheng; spelled qeej and pronounced qeng in the Hmong language) is a Hmong musical instrument with multiple bamboo pipes, each fitted with a free reed, which are fitted into a long blowing tube made of hardwood.

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The mangtong is a Chinese end-blown free reed wind instrument.

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Pinyin, or Hanyu Pinyin, is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. It is often used to teach Standard Chinese and a pinyin without diacritic markers is often used in foreign publications to spell Chinese names familiar to non-Chinese and may be used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into computers. The Hanyu Pinyin system was developed in the 1950s based on earlier forms of romanization. It was published by the Chinese government in 1958 and revised several times. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted pinyin as an international standard in 1982. The system was adopted as the official standard in Taiwan in 2009, where it is used for romanization alone rather than for educational and computer input purposes. The word Hànyǔ means the spoken language of the Han people and pīnyīn literally means "spelled-out sounds".

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Qi (state)

Qi (Old Chinese: &#42) was an ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty of ancient China.

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Sheng (instrument)

The sheng (Chinese: 笙; Pinyin shēng) is a Chinese mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes.

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Wind instrument

A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_(wind_instrument)

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