Friday, January 23, 2009

Video on types and ranges of Dizi

You know we've always been making free videos to let the public know more about Chinese music instruments.

We've just finished part 1 of 4 of a video that introduces the various types and ranges of dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes).

The first part talks about the Xiao Di, or small dizi. Part 2, 3 and 4 will be about Bang Di, Qu Di and Da Di respectively.

So here's the video:

Happy Chinese New Year to all!

(Our office will be closed for Chinese New Year till 31st January)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An Alternative Performance on the Guzheng and Erhu

Here's a video of a very interesting performance by one of my customers from Germany. He's using a Wang Gen Xing Aged Rosewood Erhu.

Check out how his partner plays the Guzheng the other way round using yangqin beaters and a double bass bow!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chromatic Gong Sets - Acoustic Gong / Yun Gong

This is one of the newest set of Chinese percussion out there. The company who created it called it the 'Acoustic Gongs'.

Although it resembles a Chao Gong in terms of look, the tone is quite different.

The Chao Gong goes "Kwaaaaaaangggggg" but the acoustic gongs goes "Dong, Dong, Ding Ding".

If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a look at the videos below:

Each set consist of 13 gongs covering 1 octave chromatically from C to C.

Price of the low-pitch set of 13 gongs - US$625 .

Price of the mid-pitch set of 13 gongs - US$500.

Price of foldable rack with adjustable height shown in video - US$150 each.

We offer free tuning service for a period of 1 year. (Customer bears the cost of shipping to us and we'll take care of the charges of shipping back!)

Please email for shipping rates.


But if you really want something more traditional, there is always the all time favourite 37 piece Yun Gong set.

The gongs are tuned chromatically from G to G.

You can listen to how it sounds below(forward to 3.53). A little pitchy but you get the idea.

For enquiries, please email