The Fate of Lee Khan

One thing I liked about this movie was the use of instruments. The one that pretended to have no money and was playing for his meal was the guy that caught my attention. This got me interested in the importance of music in there culture. Different types of music have been recorded in historical Chinese documents from the early periods of Chinese civilization which, provided evidence of a well developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty. One of the instruments that the man was playing was a 3 string banjo.

picture-3.png These were very common and where used a lot. Music in the Zhou Dynasty was thought of as a manifestation of the sound of nature. That is why a lot of times the instruments would not just be created from wood, but from parts of animals as well. In this picture you will see the head is made out of snake skin.

 

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