|Photo Credit: Maureen Didde|
- You can listen to modern Chinese music (pop, folk, ballad, instrumental) at Sing Chinese Songs. Each song also has the lyrics in pinyin and Mandarin characters karaoke style
- The Internet Chinese Music Archive has a great selection of traditional folk songs and instrumental music
- In order to have continuous music playing, especially when eating dinner, I put together a youtube playlist with one hour's worth of traditional, instrumental music
- All Music has a great list of traditional Chinese albums
- A few traditional instruments are highlighted through youtube videos at Last FM, and for ease of finding I categorized them below, with a quick overview of the instruments:
|Street musician with ehru - source|
Ehru instrument - source
The erhu is a two string bow instrument sometimes known as the Chinese violin. Here is the link for 16 videos that feature the beautiful sounds of the erhu.
Daria at Making Multicultural Music has post about the Ehru with a great coloring page
|Pipa instrument - source|
Musician playing pipa - source
|Guzheng Instrument - source|
Guzheng musician - source
Hope you enjoy some Chinese music!