Ancient Chinese Music


This music can be traced back at least 4000 years.

Most of this music used the pentatonic (5 note) scale.
This music was used music for cerimonies
They used string instruments that could be plucked like the Ch'in


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*The pentatonic scale uses 5 notes - do, re, mi, sol and la. An easy way to make up melodies using the pentatonic scale is to use the black keys of the piano. Try it and make a happy melody and a serious melody