What are some of the differences between Chinese and Western Art and Music?


music- has some traditional instruments which are still widely used such as the er-hu an upright 2 string ziolin, the zheng is like a big piano that you pluck like a guitar sounds and looks cool, dizi a traditional flute, and other instruments. They do have western/ modern style orchestra and instruments too. Traditional music has a certain feel to it, the dizi does a lot of bird calls or shrills in the music and they sometimes imitate other animals or nature.

There is modern rap, rock, acoustic crooners, pop girl singer/ dancers and break dancing is still popular there. These are the same as the west aside from the language and may have some unique things for china. Google a guy named Rain, a chinese pop star, girls all have his picture on thier book cover. Anita Mui is another name i know, kin of a Madonna/ Sheryl Crow.

As for art, again there are people studying world class technique in China of any discipline. Since we are talking about China, what is unique to china. Chinese painting is a form of caligraphy, It is based on the four pillars of the universe. These are 4 brush strokes, the bamboo leaf, the bamboo stalk, the orchid and the plum. These are the 4 pillars of the universe. They are four brush strokes and combined or manipulated in certain ways is used to paint everything in this style. The strokes them selves like a sword stroke require care and detail. It is similar for thier caligraphy.

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  1. The Golden Buffalo says:

    music- has some traditional instruments which are still widely used such as the er-hu an upright 2 string ziolin, the zheng is like a big piano that you pluck like a guitar sounds and looks cool, dizi a traditional flute, and other instruments. They do have western/ modern style orchestra and instruments too. Traditional music has a certain feel to it, the dizi does a lot of bird calls or shrills in the music and they sometimes imitate other animals or nature.

    There is modern rap, rock, acoustic crooners, pop girl singer/ dancers and break dancing is still popular there. These are the same as the west aside from the language and may have some unique things for china. Google a guy named Rain, a chinese pop star, girls all have his picture on thier book cover. Anita Mui is another name i know, kin of a Madonna/ Sheryl Crow.

    As for art, again there are people studying world class technique in China of any discipline. Since we are talking about China, what is unique to china. Chinese painting is a form of caligraphy, It is based on the four pillars of the universe. These are 4 brush strokes, the bamboo leaf, the bamboo stalk, the orchid and the plum. These are the 4 pillars of the universe. They are four brush strokes and combined or manipulated in certain ways is used to paint everything in this style. The strokes them selves like a sword stroke require care and detail. It is similar for thier caligraphy.
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