The Performance Art of Bamboo Flute of the North and South School in China


  • Yong Zhu
  • Palphol Rodloytuk


bamboo flute;South school;North school;performance technique


The Chinese bamboo flute was one of the most representative traditional musical instruments in China. According to the archaeology research, it had a history of more than eight thousand years. In the 1950s, the bamboo flute was officially put on the stage as a solo instrument, and formed the South school represented by the Qu flute and the North school represented by the Bang flute. This paper introduced the history of the bamboo flute, and through the performance analysis of 4 representative pieces, summarized the main performance techniques of the South school and the North school, as well as the music style.