Music of China refers to the music of the Chinese people , which may be the music of the Han Chinese as well as other ethnic minorities within mainland China. It also includes music produced by people of Chinese origin in some territories outside mainland China using traditional Chinese instruments or in the Chinese language. It covers a highly diverse range of music from the traditional to the modern. Different types of music have been recorded in historical Chinese documents from the early periods of Chinese civilization which, together with archaeological artifacts discovered, provided evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou dynasty BC — BC. These further developed into various forms of music through succeeding dynasties, producing the rich heritage of music that is part of the Chinese cultural landscape today. Chinese music continues to evolve in the modern times, and more contemporary forms of music have also emerged. According to legends, the founder of music in Chinese mythology was Ling Lun who, at the request of the Yellow Emperor to create a system of music, made bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds including the phoenix.
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In general, one may hear this type of music in Chinese movies and television shows. Television games also have Chinese music in the background and through this background effect people have come to know about the tune of music from China. The music from China is as ancient as the country itself therefore its existence in Asia is unquestionable and it is one of the biggest source of motivation and entertainment for the people of China.
The Oriental riff , also known as the East Asian riff , is a musical riff or phrase that has often been used in Western culture as a trope or stereotype of orientalism to represent the idea of Mainland China , Japan , Korea , Taiwan or a generic East Asian theme. It has also been used to represent generic Southeast Asian themes like those from Thailand , Vietnam , and Myanmar. The riff is sometimes accompanied by the sound of a gong. The Oriental riff and interpretations of it have been included as part of numerous musical works in Western music. The song Shao Pai Long depicts a Chinese hero.