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Offline Antennae

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Firedrake music genre
« on: May 10, 2014, 0017 UTC »
When I'm in the right mood, I can listen to Firedrake, the Chinese jamming station. But most of the time it comes off as brash and annoying.  The other day I was under the influence and listening to it. It was pretty cool, the song ended with a stringed instrument that sounded like a bird calling out. 
So I'm interested in the music. It sounds patriotic. And it could be 100s of years old for all I know, they are an old culture and the instruments sound traditional.
Can anybody share some background on the music?
What is the genre of music that is played?
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Re: Firedrake music genre
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 0520 UTC »
I've heard it referred to as Chinese classical music, if that helps at all. 
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Re: Firedrake music genre
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 1259 UTC »
I used to think it's Chinese opera music, because it sounds so much like it -- many of the same instruments are used. .

But I think Chanter is correct, it's Chinese orchestra music.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 2017 UTC »
It's just traditional Chinese music. Lots of strings like erhu, jianghu, etc. And wind instruments like the dizi and sheng.

I used to really enjoy the provincial broadcasters both on radio and tv during my time living in mainland China, because there was always at least a few hours a day of music like that from whatever region the transmissions came from.

The stuff they play on the Firedrake is alright, but if you want to relax, I suggest listening to some guzheng music:

Guzheng: "Spring River Flower Moon Night" 古筝 - 春江: http://youtu.be/ujzMHLac404
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Re: Firedrake music genre
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 2115 UTC »
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Re: Firedrake music genre
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 0406 UTC »
Thanks everybody. That link that skeezix posted is pretty cool. The guzheng is a lot more relaxing than the Firedrake stuff.
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