posted by blueblade3000 on May 16, 2012 | 17 comments
Can you recommend some good Chinese music? Or an internet radio station? I know tastes differ, but I'd like to get a range of opinions.
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华金 on May 16, 2012 | reply
I'm not a fan of modern Chinese music, but I really like 邓丽君. Her music's easy to get hold of, just go on baidu and you can download it for free. Look out for 我只在乎你,你怎么说,千言万语 and 命运之川. Those are my favourites!
Echo on May 16, 2012 | reply
@blueblade3000,

Have you tried our KTV Wednesday http://popupchinese.com/lessons/ktv-wednesday/ ?

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
华金 on May 16, 2012 | reply
Echo, 能不能给我推荐一些古筝的歌曲? 我特别喜欢中国古代音乐的风格,很有感觉。本来我打算学古筝,可是有的人告诉我那是一件女生的乐器,哈哈!
Echo on May 16, 2012 | reply
@华金,

我们的Amber老师学过古筝,一会儿让她给你推荐几首,我只知道渔舟唱晚 :) 我听说男人可以学古琴。

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
华金 on May 16, 2012 | reply
好啊,那我一会儿就问她。谢谢! :)
华金 on May 16, 2012 | reply
Also, not Chinese per se, but this French/Vietnamese producer called Onra released two albums called Chinoiseries part 1 & 2. They each have thirty-odd instrumentals in which he samples old Vietnamese and Chinese records from the 60's and 70's. It has a really authentic, vintage feel, but with a modern twist. Here's a video of one of his tracks:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KBqoTq3quB0
amber on May 16, 2012 | reply
@华金

比较经典的独奏曲是《渔舟唱晚》、《汉宫秋月》和《紫竹调》。民乐团有时候会有合奏的《金蛇狂舞》和《步步高》,里面都有古筝。

男生学古琴比较好,中国的儒生在书院里学习六艺,其中的音乐课就是古琴。人们觉得古筝是女生的乐器是因为古筝音色比较清脆婉转,像小姑娘可爱,又像女子多情。可是古琴就比较沉稳庄重,比较符和儒生的身份。中国古代著名的俞伯牙和钟子期,就是因为古琴认识的,两个人都喜欢古琴,后来一个死了,一个就切断自己的琴,再也不弹了。他们弹的曲子也就变得很有名,叫《高山流水》。

--Amber

amber@popupchinese.com
华金 on May 16, 2012 | reply
太感谢你的推介! 刚才查了几首的那些歌。它们都好听的很! :)

对了,你学了几年的古筝呢?
blueblade3000 on May 16, 2012 | reply
Ha! I wasn't aware of KTV Wednesday. That's just what I'm looking for. Thanks!
amber on May 17, 2012 | reply
@华金,

挺长时间了,得有五六年了。后来我上大学、工作什么的,就不方便学了。因为古筝太大,不能随便带走,我回家的时候又不多。这是古琴跟古筝比的另一个优点,古琴小,而且不需要琴架子,找个桌子就放了。

--Amber

amber@popupchinese.com
华金 on May 17, 2012 | reply
啊,那我要考虑这个问题。希望有机会学一件中国经典的乐器,我对古代音乐很感兴趣! :)

你有自己写的歌吗?
amber on May 18, 2012 | reply
@华金,

有啊,还有别人写的歌我帮录的demo,回家找找发给你。哈哈

--Amber

amber@popupchinese.com
murrayjames on May 18, 2012 | reply
send me a copy too, I'd love to hear them
华金 on May 18, 2012 | reply
真的吗?! 我很想听你的歌曲! 我敢打赌它们很美丽 :)

amber on May 21, 2012 | reply
@华金,

 哈哈,别抱太高的期望.

--Amber
amber on May 21, 2012 | reply
@murrayjames,

David said I should put it online so everybody can hear it. What do you think?

--Amber

amber@popupchinese.com
华金 on May 26, 2012 | reply
那你要在那儿摆放歌曲呢? :)