Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chinese Mouth Organ

The Sheng - also known as the Chinese mouth organ, is one of the most ancient wind instruments dating as far back as 3000 years ago. It has between 17 and 37 vertical bamboo reeds in varying lengths set in a cylindrical base with a mouth piece attached at the bottom side. What makes this instrument very special is that it is the only Chinese wind instrument that is capable of playing melody and chordal accompaniment or various notes simultaneously.

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