Qing (pinyin: qìng) is an ancient Chinese Han stone percussion instrument and ritual vessel. The chime originated from a kind of flaky stone labor tool, and its shape has changed in many ways, and the texture has also changed from the original stone to jade and copper chimes. Play the body music instrument.


  • Pinyin:qìng
  • type:percussion
  • material:Jade, copper and stone
The chime has a long history. According to the pre-Qin document "Shangshu·Yiji", it is recorded that "hitting the ball", "hitting the stone". These "singing balls" and "ba shi" are the names of chimes in ancient times. The name of the chime is found in the "Shiben Zuo Pian", and it is said that it was made by Wuju in the time of Yao and Shun. Or biography: "Qing, made by uncle." It can be seen that in the late Neolithic period, it was equivalent to when Yao or Shun were the chiefs of the tribal alliance, and the chime was already in use.
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Chinese music is an important part of the splendid Chinese culture. Before the middle of the 19th century, it experienced three periods: ancient, medieval and modern. For thousands of years, it is famous for its colorful varieties and rich systems.
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The chime is the oldest national musical instrument in China. It is simple in shape and exquisite in production. The history of chime is very long. In the ancient matriarchal clan society, chime was once called "stone" and "singing ball".
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A chime is a stone percussion instrument that may have evolved from some kind of flaky stone labor tool. The chime was called "stone" and "singing ball" in ancient times. A stone chime was found at the Dongxia Fengxia cultural site in Xia County, Shanxi Province. , The overall hit is very rough, and some edges and corners are sharp, and it can still make a crisp sound when struck.
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