I do agree with you : the Cheng (Sheng) is the ancestor of all free reed instruments.I like the idea of the Sheng (or cheng) being mentioned in a history of any free reed instrument.
Pas de tout, Mais is tu partage une document, au minimum etre sur que l’info est correct. example, ca s’appel SHENG et non CHENG.So what JerryPH ?
This is NOT a book. The text, pictures and Web links were edited on a Web blog by Marcelo Solis :
I found the Part-5 (related to bandoneon) on the Web as a pdf file at https://www.academia.edu/ and thought it could be of interest for people who like tango & bandoneon. The other web blog Parts 1-9 (related to tango history) are also availlable there as pdf files.
The text says:
"The oldest known musical instrument that uses this method is the Cheng, a “mouth organ”, already used in China on 700 AC, made of
several bamboo canes (13 to 36) which had inside the vibrating membranes and a gourd as response box. The air flow was produced
by blowing on it, like a flute. During the 1800s this principle of production of sound was known in Europe, from which derived many diverse instruments, some in use still today, like the harmonica, the harmonium, the accordions and the concertinas, which is considered the immediate ancestor of the bandoneon."
Nothing wrong with above text. This is only a page layout problem on the pdf !
The Cheng picture is related to the text above picture and should be on the previous page, but the vertical format of the Cheng picture pushed it on the next page. So what ?
PS : ce pdf est destiné aux fans de tango et de bandonéon. Donc, le Cheng on s'en temponne un peu le coquillard, non ?
Désolé si ça t'empêche de dormir
Not least on youtube where their algorithm led me to a raft of more sheng playing, including an orchestra of various sized instruments which is based in Singapore.Dunlustin,
Thanks for sharing the clip.??
I often wondered what a cheng sounded like ?.
Quite pleasing ?.
The world is full of surprises!?
No: the spelling of French is the same all over the world. Only the vocabulary differs from one country to another.
Valski: "...but sometimes my posts don't seem to convey exactly what they were meant to say."
The written word is subject to interpretation by a reader who may not be familiar with the vernacular of the writer.
It is best to be very precise, concise and to use standard English when writing, as well as to accept that others may not be familiar with your society's uses of idiom and euphemisms.
On the other hand, the tendency for some people to mock others' lack of linguistic ability and/or typographical errors is both unkind and aggressive; displaying, of course, their own lack of decency.
English is a language which has very many flavours (flavors?) and much regional/societal variation.
So please be kind, both to yourselves and to others.
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