Maker: Shimin Dong
Price: Starting at $25
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The xiao is a bamboo instrument. It plays an important role in Chinese musical history, and can often be seen on pottery figurines of the Han dynasty. The xiao was created when the dizi began to be played vertically in the Tang and Sung Dynasty.
The sound of this instrument produces is soft and graceful, and can be used in solos, duets with the zither, and small ensembles. The xiao’s mellow tone also makes it perfect for lyrical works.