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Yu (wind instrument)

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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 evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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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 Bignoniaceae "calabash tree", Crescentia and Amphitecna.

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In music, harmony considers the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing.

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Henry Doktorski

Henry Doktorski III (born January 30, 1956) is the author of Killing for Krishna: The Danger of Deranged Devotion, a 660-page nonfiction true-crime book about the assassination of an American Hare Krishna devotee in 1986.

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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

Chinese musical instruments were traditionally grouped into 8 categories known as bayin (八音).

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The lusheng (also spelled lu sheng; spelled ghengx in standard Hmong and qeej in Laotian RPA Hmong) is a Miao 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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Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Qi (state)

Qi was a state of the Zhou dynasty-era in ancient China, variously reckoned as a march, duchy, and independent kingdom.

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Sheng (instrument)

The sheng (also spelt as cheng in Encyclopædia Britannica) 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 or near the end of the resonator.

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

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