Find great deals for How to Play Bawu and Hulusi: A Beginner’s Guide to These Popular Chinese Wind Instruments by Pat Missin (, Paperback). Shop with. For those of you wishing to take up playing the bawu or hulusi, may I humbly recommend my own book, How To Play Bawu and Hulusi – A Beginner’s Guide to . The first English language book to focus on these traditional free reed wind instruments from Southwestern China, providing complete instruction for the absolute.

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The finger holes aren’t changing the pitch. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Includes background of the bawu and hulusi, advice on buying an instrument, basic and not-so-basic playing techniques, some familiar Western tunes to help you find your way around your instrument, a dozen traditional Chinese melodies, advice on care and maintenance, how to read JianPu Chinese musical notationfingering charts, recommended listening and more.

How to Play Bawu

We could help to fix the reed, but the reed needs to be fixed by our crafter. These two songs are also the easier ones for Bawu. You may also like. Hello, I recently received a hulusi I ordered in the mail and I’m having trouble playing it.

From then on we get Re if we also open 3, Mi if 2 and 3, and high So if only 0 is covered. I had been used to Native American flutes etc.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Typical booklets say the following: We will post more articles on Bawu in the near future and hope you will enjoy reading them. Ro Books for Children in Chinese. Today, a life-long friend brought me a Bawu back from China. Opening hole 6 while blowing hard gets you La; opening 5 and 6, Si; opening all right hand holes, Do.

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I had the same issue when I first got my hulusi. Email Address never made public. Thank you Like Like. It is a fascinating and hauntingly gorgeous instrument. See details for additional description. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Take a traditional model for example. You are commenting using hukusi WordPress.

Chinese musical instrument: how to play hulusi and bawu, lesson 2 make the sound

I found two videos of hulusi. Bawu has 7 holes, 6 on the front and 1 on the back. Both drone pipes doesn’t have a hole. Think of it as an extension to setting an embouchure. Ron — Overland Park, KS. They aren’t doing anything. Most of them are made of brass.

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It has a thumb hole, six finger holes, plus a tuning hole and a range of just over an octave. How do I play the chord? Av Av July 9, at 3: Following the directions strictly, maybe one wound run into a problem with tonguing and staccatos. This causes problems because one would then hear a sorry-sounding downward glissando after every attempt to play a staccato, instead of a hard cut-off.


Mouthpiece could be made of various materials such as metal, ox horn, wood, bamboo or plastic. Bawu is played in a horizontal manner except the new models which are played vertically. Skip to main content.

This book is a perfect introduction to these instruments. They are really lovely and fascinating. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Connor Haywood July 18, at 9: Last one Free shipping. When the air-flow is cut off, the freely vibrating reed with feel the pressure lessen and revert to the fundamental resonance, which is either a low Mi or low Fa.

It is very different.

Wish you good luck in learning Bawu and also enjoy playing it! Bawu is only capable of a single octave and unlike free reed mouth-organs it is only played by exhaling.

From left to right, ane the holes 0 to 6, with 0 corresponding to the left thumb hole. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.