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[17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation | 1,515 views]
Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation

This music is rich in national characteristics, and has a strong flavor of the times. It is deeply loved many musicians, was adapted into Guzheng, Sanxian, Yangqin, Ruan solo and orchestral music.

A famous Guitarist, Yin Biao, turned it into a classical guitar solo. In 1987, he played it at China International Guitar Festival held in Zhuhai. Artists from France, Japan, Spain, Austria and Argentina praised it and it soon became one of the most influential classical guitar music in the guitar world.

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[16 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Draw a Snake and Add Feet to it | 1,354 views]
Draw a Snake and Add Feet to it

“Less is more”. This is a popular motto quoted by graphic designers and lots of other professionals. The opposite is also a good one: “More is less.”

Flowers are beautiful as they are, over decorating them only make them ugly; things should be done appropriately, no more, no less. Overdoing a thing only diminishes it.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[10 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (II) | 1,616 views]
Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (II)

In the ancient times, Miaodao Islands are known as “Three (Penglai, Wanzhang, Yingzhou) Fairy Mountains on the Sea”. According to “Records of the Grand Historians”, great emperors such as Qin Shi Huang and Emperor Wu of Han had endure the long journey to come here and worship towards the fairy mountains and beg for longevity. And its famous sea mirage attracts lots of tourists.

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[8 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Lacquer Screen with Figure Story Paintings from Sima Jinlong Tomb | 2,191 views]
Lacquer Screen with Figure Story Paintings from Sima Jinlong Tomb

The painting topics at that time could be divided into three categories: one is classic stories, second is folk realistic stories, and the third is mythology stories. Royal and noble families specially emphasize on classic stories in order to educate and civilize people. So most of figure paintings in these families have such content. Screens are also a great platform for such stories. This lacquer painting is a typical example, showing most stories about exemplar women.

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[31 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks | 1,054 views]
Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks

In the previous four posts about Chinese music, I introduced four most popular representative works written by Composer Lei Zhenbang. Today in this post, I’d like to summarize these posts and tell you something about the composer Lei Zhenbang himself.

Lei Zhenbang’s Most Popular Works: …>>