ERIC Number: ED123156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Magic of Chinese Music.
Wong, Betty Siu Junn
Although this booklet is intended for use in the classroom, the author cautions the reader that it is an adventure into Chinese music rather than a teaching or history experience. By learning how to play the music, students "travel" through China, giving them a better understanding of this country. The author describes the invention of ancient Chinese instruments, the construction of several of the instruments used in ancient times, the sounds used in Chinese music, and tells also of the multiple uses to which many of these instruments can be put. Included are descriptions of the Chinese people who developed and who now listen to the music, the sounds of nature from which the music is taken, the score for drum, gong, cymbals, and a Chinese orchestra from a piece called "Chinese New Year," and a general look at the different kinds of Chinese music that exist today (traditional, contemporary, and experimental). The four chapters are entitled: "Believe and You Shall Receive Magic"; "Through a Chinese Looking Glass"; "Play Time--How to Play"; and "Chinese Music Lives." A bibliography and a listing of available records and tapes are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Oriental Music, Percussion Instruments
Commodore Stockton School, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco, California 94108 (free, single copies only)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Unified School District, CA. Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII