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Bamboo pipes[?] and qin are among the oldest known musical instruments from China; instruments are traditionally divided into categories based on their material of composition: skin, gourd, bamboo, wood, silk, earth/clay, metal and stone. Chinese orchestras traditionally consist of bowed strings[?], woodwinds, plucked strings[?] and percussion. The oldest written music is Orchid in Seclusion[?], attributed to Confucius. The first major well-documented flowering of Chinese music was for the qin during the Tang Dynasty, though the qin is known to have been played since before the Han Dynasty.

Traditional orchestral instruments: Woodwind and percussion

bowed strings plucked strings



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