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The history, usage, and technique of the Chinese cheng

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dc.contributor.advisor Han, Guohuang en_US Stiegel, Jeanne E. en_US 2017-04-18T13:41:58Z 2017-04-18T13:41:58Z 1983
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract Throughout Chinese history, music has been an integral part of the lives of the Chinese people. It was very symbolic; it was considered part of the universe. The entertainment value of music was secondary to its use for religious purposes and for the education of gentlemen. The instruments of China generally fall into one of two categories: metal and string. Among the major string instruments are the ‘pi-p’a (a four-stringed, lute-type instrument), the erhu (a two-stringed, bowed instrument), the sanxian (a three-stringed, banjo-like instrument), and the zither family. The two main Chinese zithers are the ch’in and the cheng. The ch’in, a classical instrument with seven strings, was a symbol of learning for the Chinese people. The cheng, which was more an instrument for entertainment, will be discussed in great detail in the pages to follow. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject usage en_US
dc.subject technique en_US
dc.subject Chinese cheng en_US
dc.title The history, usage, and technique of the Chinese cheng en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertation/Thesis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department School of Music en_US

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