Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Video on the Basics of Ruan

Just finished a new video on the Ruan.

Its a 4 minute video on the basics of Ruan playing.

Special thanks to Clara Tan for making this possible.

If you want to learn how to play the ruan, please email tansungwah@eason.com.sg.

Here is the video:

This is the instrument used in the video: http://www.eason.com.sg/products/ruan/tbzr13.jsp

Monday, June 15, 2009

Crazy Violin Sale!

We're clearing our stock of violins!

China semi hand-made violins with 50% discount!
Usual Price: S$1800 - NOW: S$900!
Usual Price: S$1200 - NOW: S$600!
Usual Price: S$600 - NOW: S$300!

European handmade violins with 30% discount!
Usual Price: S$4500 - NOW: S$3150!
Usual Price: S$3500 - NOW: S$2450!

Feel free to drop by for a look! (Mon - Sun, 11am to 6pm)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Am More 'Ming Gui' Than you!

I'm sure flute players are very familiar with the 'Ming Gui' brand dimo. The meaning of Ming Gui (名贵) is along the lines of precious, valuable and pricelss.

The bright red 'Ming Gui' packaging has come to represent high quality dimo for a lot of flute players.

But did you know that actually 'Ming Gui' dimo is not just produced by 1 company?

Let me rephrase that. A whole lot of companies are using the bright red 'Ming Gui' packaging to package their dimo. The poor founder of 'Ming Gui' dimo did not copyright his 'Ming Gui' packaging and every dimo maker in China is using his packaging. As a result, you get a lot of 'Ming Gui' dimo with varying quality of dimo inside.

Just flip the package over and you can see the maker of the 'Ming Gui' dimo:

Take a close look at the dimo itself. The one on the left looks to be of better quality. It looks silky smooth and is broader. The one of the right looks a little coarser. The middle one looks, well, in between the left and right.

So does it mean that if you buy from the maker on the left you'll definitely get better dimo than the one on the left? Well, not neccessarily. The maker on the right might get a good batch of reeds once in a while and the maker on the left might get crap reeds sometime as well.

So unless you're on good terms with the maker who picks the good quality dimo for you, you'll get this and that, here and then.

Currently we're carrying dimos from the maker on the left, who told us these dimos comes from a particularly good batch of reeds. We opened a few and they look pretty good.

So if you want some good dimo now's a good time to order, cause we're not sure if the next batch would be as good. But don't hoard them as well cos they turn yellowish if kept for too long.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Job Vacancy at Eason!

We are looking for someone to work with us to bring more interesting information and media to people all over the world who are interested in Chinese traditional music and instruments!

So if you:
- know how to do web, video and photo editing
- interested in web 2.0 stuff like blog, twitter, youtube
- and love Chinese music (no need to know how to play them)

We would be interested to know more about you!

Positions are open for full-time or part-time.

If you are interested, please drop us an email at tansungwah@eason.com.sg.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Eason Music on Twitter!

Hey guys I've started twittering!

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Join twitter and follow me on my tweets!