Reform of Hulusheng

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Traditional calabashes are divided into three types: high pitched, mid pitched and low pitched, 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.

Reform of Hulusheng

In recent years, the musicians of the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture Cultural Troupe in Sichuan Province have carried out more effective reforms on the traditional gourd Sheng, and developed a ten-pipe gourd Sheng, the Sheng bucket was changed to wood, the resonance pipe was added to the Sheng pipe, and the sound range a -f2, extended by nearly two octaves, but also increased the volume, its biggest feature is the ability to transpose, suitable for solo, band ensemble or singing and dancing accompaniment.

At present, this kind of cucurbit flute has been used in the Yi nationality band and has achieved remarkable results.

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Involving musical instruments

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.

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