Your passport to a new world of music
This book introduces the rich cultural and musical heritage of China. You will learn about the different classifications of instruments (metal, stone, clay, silk, bamboo, wood, gourd, and skin), as well as innovative techniques and tunings designed specifically for adapting the music of traditional instruments such as the guzheng, pipa, and dizi to the guitar. This book features traditional pieces like "Wan Nian Huan" ("Ten Thousand Years of Happiness") and "Chu Shui Lian" ("Lotus in Water"), and also includes excerpts from various Chinese operas. ©2009, Book & CD.