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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 scale is pentatonic. 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: animal skins, gourd, bamboo, wood, silk, earth/clay, metal and stone. Chinese orchestras traditionally consist of bowed strings, woodwinds, plucked strings and percussion.

Han folk music thrives at weddings and funerals and usually includes a form of oboe called a suona and percussive ensembles called chuigushou. The mu ...
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GENTLE WAVE - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Calm, soothing and beautiful Asian-styled piece with Flute, temple bowls and nature sounds. Lovely piece accompanying any nature scenes, spa or travel documentary. A peaceful walk overlooking a picturesque vista. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
577989 3:34 Med Slow 80   


LANTERN IN THE WIND - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Calm, Chinese folk ensemble with traditional instruments of guzheng and xiao flute. Sweet, refined piece perfect for restaurants, travel documentary, cooking show or doing Tai Chi. Great soundtrack for film or TV. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
575430 3:44 Medium 105   


CHINESE NEW YEAR 1 MINUTE LOOP 1 - (by Adam DiTroia)  Year: 2011
Adam DiTroia This track is great for Chinese New Year, scenes with an Asian setting and feel, commercials, documentaries, video games, and much more! It features beautiful Dizi Chinese flute, passionate Asian percussion, and haunting Erhu Chinese violin. Full of history, beauty, tradition, and power. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
449597 0:58 Fast 150   


YANGZTE FURY - DRAMATURGY - (by Connor Helms)  Year: 2012
Connor Helms An intense buildup. A huapengu with a score to settle is joined by a rather breakbeat Fangu. Intense and calculated rimshot exchange segues into a booming theme with omniscient bianzhong bell set. Luo gong crashes and Bo cymbal whips mark the dramatic passage of time til all fades to dying bianzhong, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565290 1:33 Med Fast 140   
60sec A - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565283 0:59 Med Slow 100   
60sec B - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565288 1:02 Med Fast 140   
30sec A (30 sec buildup) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565261 0:31 Med Slow 80   
30sec B - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565262 0:32 Very Fast 200   
Logo (Short blast of Chinese perc) - Drums, Taiko drums  
565122 0:03 No Tempo   


MORNING IN BEIJING - (by Jasen Shawn Smith)  Year: 2012
Jasen Shawn Smith This is a Traditional Chinese piece consisting of a Haunting String section, Soothing Pipa, Mystical Woodwinds, and Subtle Ethnic Percussion. Perfect for media needing to set an Asian Mood but specifically Chinese. Slow and methodical for Still Life Scenes which also makes it nice for Documentaries. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Commercial Release) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
519499 4:13 Med Slow 80   
30sec (30 second spots) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
519498 0:32 Med Slow 80   
Variation A (No Percussion) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
519495 4:13 Med Slow 80   
Variation B (1 st Half of Piece) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
519496 1:57 Med Slow 80   
Variation C (2nd Half of Piece) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
519497 2:21 Med Slow 80   


EASTERN MIST - (by Wilton Vought)  Year: 2013
Wilton Vought Chinese folk music. Soft, elegant, sweet and exotic. Light textural female vocals. Cultural documentary, travelscape, romance, Travel Channel, History Channel, Asian film scenes. Female Vocals, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
568206 3:19 Medium 115   
Loop A (Bridge) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
568229 0:17 Medium 115   
Loop B (Verse) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
568228 0:17 Medium 115   


JASMINE FLOWER - (by Donna Marie)  Year: 2012
Donna Marie Flutes, harps and zither float through this traditional Chinese melody. Peaceful background melody for meditation, restaurants, or to convey feelings of world music and far away places. The instruments trade off on melody and improvisation. Lots of glissandos with harp and zither. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
561291 2:54 Med Slow 80   


STORIES OF ANCIENT CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional track, with femal voices, inspirational, hypnotic and emotional. Great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Female Vocals, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703465 2:59 Med Slow 102   


WALKING THROUGH CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703466 3:04 Fast 150   


CHINESE SUNRISE - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703652 3:09 Medium 120   


CHINA FOREVER - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703766 2:36 Medium 120   


NEWS OF CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2015
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, groovy, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
(Pending) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
737058 3:09 Med Fast 136   


CHINA AGAIN - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2015
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
(Pending) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
737064 2:22 Medium 117   


CHINESE POETRY - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703636 2:52 Med Slow 90   


JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional track, with female voices, inspirational, hypnotic and emotional. Great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703829 3:18 Medium 120   


CHINESE SPIRIT - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional track, hypnotic and emotional. With pipa and traditional percussions Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703461 2:35 Medium 108   


MADE IN CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Pulsating Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703462 2:11 Medium 116   


ORIENTE - (by Alessandro D'Aloia)  Year: 2010
Alessandro D’Aloia Special Chinese march, regal, cheerleading, with only Chinese percussions orchestra. Cinematic, exciting, emotional, tribal, festive. Street festival, celebration, street fair, New Years Eve party, parade, commercial, tourism, travel channel, romantic comedy, family children parade. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
413989 1:56 Med Slow 80   


CHINA BREEZE - (by Wilton Vought)  Year: 2013
Wilton Vought Chinese folk music. Soft, elegant, sweet, exotic, and a bit sad. Cultural documentary, travelscape, romance, Travel Channel, History Channel, Asian film scenes. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
568763 2:25 Medium 120   


FLUTTERING LEAVES - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Light and beautiful Asian piece with strings, flute, bell and water. Lovely floating melodies gently and harmoniously dance together. Perfect instrumental background for Asian film or TV creating a relaxing, uplifting and peaceful mood. Romantic, joyful and magical. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
578214 3:33 Med Slow 90   


YANGTZE FURY - SYNCOPATED STORM - (by Connor Helms)  Year: 2012
Connor Helms Bianzhong bell set swiftly hammers out a driven and repetitive sixteenth note melody while a haupengu flowerpot drum pounds harshly on 2 and 4. The tangu drum plays a tribal rhythm with Bo cymbal crashes and Luo gong clashes to add to the syncopation. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
775122 2:22 Med Fast 140   
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
565263 1:13 Med Fast 140   


CHINESE TEASHOP - (by Valeriy Kitaev)  Year: 2013
Valeriy Kitaev Composition in style folk chinese music for ancient traditional musical instruments. Can be used in advertising where Asian products are in view. Ethnic music. Music for film, TV, products promo, corporate and commercial projects. Documental and historical films, Travel Channel-TV. Harwest time. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
604665 3:33 Medium 111   


CHINESE TAKE OUT - (by Kevin M. Baumgard)  Year: 2010
Kevin M. Baumgard Rhythmic traditional style chinese song with a catchy melody. Features Asian percussion, violin, zither and pluck instruments. Would work well as an underscore. Restaurant setting. China town. Cooking show, travel channel, history. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
466174 1:05 Medium 110   
30sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
475363 0:34 Fast 164   


OLD CHINA (FULL LENGTH) - (by Alex Stone)  Year: 2014
Alex Stone Slow building traditional Asian melody fused with new age soundscape and haunting, subtle harmonies. Perfect for documentary, video game or martials arts feature film background music where a subtle ethnic Asian sound is required. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
635798 2:38 Med Slow 100   


ORIENTAL FOLK DREAMS - (by Rik Roberts)  Year: 2011
Rik Roberts Contemporary Chinese Folk piece with sleek production, flute, violin, pizzicato strings, harp, mallets and traditional percussion. Very exotic, dreamy, pastoral yet full of love and hope. Ideal for Chinese New Year, travel, commercials, finance and prosperity, romance, Asian fashion, cooking shows. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Ethereal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Ethereal  
508406 3:18 Medium 120   
30sec (30 second version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
508404 0:31 Medium 120   
60sec (60 second version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
508405 1:01 Medium 120   


RIVER OF CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703464 2:24 Med Slow 90   


ODYSSEY OF CHINA - (by Big Prod Sounds)  Year: 2014
Big Prod Sounds Chinese traditional instrumental track, hypnotic and emotional. Beautiful, warm atmosphere and great for film about China and the Chinese country. Dramatic, powerful, soothing and passionate. Perfect for TV and advertising use. Mixed Vocals, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles  
703463 3:19 Medium 120   


MOONLIGHT ON YANGTZE - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Soothing, quiet and serene Chinese Folk instrumental suitable for relaxation, meditation, Yoga, Film, Documentary, TV, Video, Web. Calming, soft and tranquil. Nature scenes, women doing a feminine dance, health and wellness, recreation, sitting in silence. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529820 1:36 No Tempo   


KUNMING - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Light and gentle Chinese solo instrumental with plucked Pipa. Flowing, smooth and delicate. Film, TV, Documentary, Video. Folk music, traditional, soft and relaxed. Honour to the king, women doing a feminine dance, royal event, sacred things. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529819 3:33 No Tempo   


JADE SUN - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Jade Sun. Cheerful instrumental composition with elements of Chinese traditional music. Bright and festive music of joy, spring and hope. With bunch of national ethnic instruments – lute Pipa, zither Guzheng, bamboo flute Dizi, mouth organ Sheng, oboe Suona. Main full version. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
645385 2:23 Med Slow 91   
Variation A (No Drums Version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
645383 2:19 Med Slow 91   
Variation B (No Intro Version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
645384 2:03 Med Slow 91   


FLUTE AND DRUM AT SUNSET - (by Cheng Yu)  Year: 2007
Cheng Yu Music from China, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
261705 11:44 Slow 63   


FIELDS OF BAMBOO - (by Kevin Webster)  Year: 2012
Kevin Webster Gentle, expressive Chinese melody played by traditional ensemble. Featuring live bawu lead. Evokes images of China's landscape and culture, for film, TV or video game. Instrumental, Asian music, dramatic music, documentary. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
542717 2:36 Medium 105   
Variation (Extended Intro) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
551073 3:07 Medium 105   


JASMINE FLOWER - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Mo Li Hua (translated as “Jasmine Flower” or “Beautiful Jasmine Flower”). One of the most popular and most-known Chinese Folk song, dates to 18th century. Gentle, tender and melancholic. Main version for bamboo flutes xiao and dizi, zither guzheng and traditional percussion. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
636708 1:55 Med Slow 84   
Variation A (Guzheng Solo Version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Solo
636706 1:57 Med Slow 84   
Variation B (Xiao & Guzheng Version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
636707 1:58 Med Slow 84   
Variation C (Guzheng & Percussion Version) - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
636705 1:55 Med Slow 84   


MISTS OF KUROKAWA - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2013
Space Taster Tranquil eastern theme with an exotic, evocative melody. Traditional ethnic and orchestral instruments create a meditative atmosphere that is both is spiritual and noble. Perfect for travelogues, anime, documentaries on an eastern theme. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
673236 2:15 Med Slow 102   


MU MIN XIN GE - (by Chanson World Music Library)  Year: 2007
Chanson World Music Library Exceedingly beautiful and exotic native Chinese flute music. Haunting, melodic. Instrumental. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
260586 3:31 Fast 152   


CHINA - (ASIAN THEMED MUSIC STING) - (by Big Fat Audio)  Year: 2006
Big Fat Audio A taste of the Orient! An Asian themed sting with Gong and Koto [High Quality STEREO], Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
207056 0:14 Slow 79   


CREPPY Z (REPRISE ) - (by Jack Hsu)  Year: 2009
Jack Hsu Bold traditional Chinese track featuring exotic Chinese violin. Elegant, exotic, festive and lively. Playful, beautiful traditional Chinese music. Haunting melody, delicate and soulful, Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
384702 1:17 Med Fast 135   


HONG KONG - (by Anthony Graham)  Year: 2012
Anthony Graham Starts off rhythmic and upbeat with Bouzouki and catchy, interesting flute melodies. Strong, striking and impressive. Chinese festival, night lights of Hong Kong, crowded, people doing a traditional dance. Suitable for Documentary, Film, and TV. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Chinese, Chinese Folk Ensembles
529806 0:32 Medium 129   



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