Hulusheng overview


Hulusheng (pinyin: hú lu shēng), also known as Bu Ruo, Yi, Lahu, Wa, Lisu, Hani, Li, Naxi, Nu, Pumi, Miao and other ethnic clarinet gas-sounding instruments, popular in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Simao Region, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Baoshan Region, Lincang Region, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Lijiang Region, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, Bijie Region, Anshun Region in Guizhou Province, Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern Guizhou and Baise area of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and other places.

The structure of the gourd sheng is roughly the same as that of the sheng, consisting of a sheng bucket and a sheng tube. It is named after the Shengdou is made of empty gourd. The belly of the small gourd is used as a funnel, and its slender handle is connected to a thin bamboo tube as a mouthpiece. The funnel is mostly made of Phoenix-tailed bamboo or yellow withered bamboo in subtropical areas with an altitude of 1,000 meters, ranging from five to eight tubes. The ring column is inserted into the gourd bucket, the bottom of the tube is slightly exposed, and it is fixed with wax. Each pipe has a circular sound hole near the gourd, and a rectangular bamboo reed or a copper reed is carved out of the bamboo pipe inserted into the gourd. Permeate the hole at the bottom. Hulusheng is divided into three types: high-pitched, alto-bass, and low-pitched, and the forms are similar in different places. The tube height is 40 cm to 90 cm, although there are three types, but the pitches are not separated by an octave, and the various calabashes are not played in ensemble.

Traditional gourd sheng with different timbres. The high-pitched sheng is crisp and bright; the middle-pitched sheng is round and soft; the low-pitched sheng is thick and deep. The sound range is narrow, and the practical sound range is one octave. It is often used for solo, duet or as accompaniment to singing and dancing, often playing while dancing, and sometimes in conjunction with the Yi nationality flute, big and small sanxian. Most of the music played are dance music, and a few are used for festivals and celebrations, but they also have a dance music style, generally more lively and lively, with a clear rhythm.

  • type:clarinet air musical instrument
  • nickname:Bouroux
  • Pinyin:hú lu shēng
  • nationality:Yi, Lahu, Wa, Lisu, Hani, Li, Naxi, Nu, Pumi, Miao

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