The Earliest Chinese Musical Instrument-Xun
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The xun is one of the oldest musical instruments in China, with a history of approximately 7,000 years. It is said that the xun originated from the hunting tool of the stone meteor. During ancient times, people often tied a stone or mud ball to the rope that was used for hunting wild animals. Some of the balls were hollow, and so made many sounds when thrown. Most The xun is an egg-shaped, windpipe instrument. The xun instrument was usually used in making royal music in Chinese history. There are two kinds of xun. One is shaped like an egg (smaller but louder) and the other is often played along with another kind of pipe instrument called a chi, an ancient Chinese musical instrument that is made of bamboo. Some descriptions about the xun can be found in shijing, the earliest form of poetry in China.