Advanced Authentic Research

Exploring the Way of Integration Between Chinese and Western Classical Music by Mengyu Liu


Chinese classical music and Western classical music are always the two poles in the music world which are independent and  affect each other with the  cultural fusion of the global. According to current archeological discoveries, Chinese music dates back 7000 years. Largely based on the pentatonic scale, Chinese music is different from western traditional music, paying more attention to the form expression as well. Traditional music in China is played on solo instruments or in small ensembles of plucked and bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and various cymbals, gongs, and drums. The most popular instruments of Chinese music including flute, Bottle gourd silk, Er-hu, ancient zither, etc. Western traditional music's history is understood as beginning with plainchant, the vocal religious practice of the Roman Catholic Church. The Western music express through instruments of  piano, violin, guitar saxophone, clarinet etc., Nowadays the Chinese classical music ,as well as western classic music ,is widely spread in the world. In this research, I'm trying to explore how to make Chinese classic blend with western traditional music according to compare the differences between  Chinese classical music and Western classical music in the expression and instrument and do authentic  investigation in high school to get the basic data about their knowledge in these two different music and their favorites to learn more from each other...