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Why do you play the suona at a funeral

2018-03-14 01:36:00

Because it is a custom to play suona during funerals, to express the memory of the deceased. Of course, we should respect the customs! When it comes to folk suona, elderly artists often say, "Hu Qin three weighs rice, suona zi a morning". In fact, the folk suona, like other ethnic instruments, can not be learned overnight. Suona, a kind of Chinese national blowing instrument, is also a folk instrument widely spread in China. The suona has a bright sound and a loud volume. It is a wooden, cone-shaped instrument with a brass whistle at the top and a trumpet (called a bowl) at the bottom, so it is commonly called a trumpet. In Taiwan, it is called advocacy; In the region is also known as the tick, is one of the "eight tone" Musical Instruments. The suona, which is loud and clear in pronunciation, used to be used in folk blowing and singing meetings, Yangko meetings, drum classes, local folk arts and opera accompaniment. After continuous development, it has enriched playing skills and improved expressive force, and has become a solo instrument with characteristics, and is used for ethnic band ensemble or opera, song and dance accompaniment. The suona is composed of five parts: whistle, qi plate, raider, pole and bowl. Eight holes (seven in the front and one in the back) were cut in a wooden cone, the upper end of which was fitted with a fine copper reed whistle, and the upper end of the wood was fitted with a copper loudspeaker in the shape of a bowl. Reference: Encyclopedia - Suona

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