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The Asian Ear
Asian ethnic music has long been a topic of interest to many westerners that want to find out more about these intriguing and fascinating instruments and music, many of which have diverse historical backgrounds, "foreign" design, and different sound qualities. In this project entitled "The Asian Ear", we will be investigating these fascinating instruments of Asian ethnic origin. First and most importantly we will feature the instruments themselves, the basis of all Asian music and the source of our inspiration. This section will explain the history, development, and origin of the instruments, famous people who may be associated with these instruments, their acoustics and sound qualities, the ensemble they belong to and their use in modern times. This section will also include sound clips, video clips, and pictures of the instruments so users can fully experience the music of the Asian culture. Secondly, we will also feature a section that showcases the various ensembles of Asian ethnic music, and how certain instruments combine their acoustic qualities within an ensemble. Finally, we will include an interactive portion of our site where users can read through other user's experiences with Asian music, as well as listen to and actually create samples of the Asian style music. Our site will enable the people of the world to discover the wonderful and colorful world of Asian ethnic instruments and music.
JoshuaThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Woodbridge, VA, United States
ChinThe Chinese High School, Singapore, Singapore
19 & under
Donald HyattTJHSST - Fairfax County Public Schools, McLean, VA, United States
Ilango RengaramanujamThe Chinese High School, Singapore, Singapore
Social Sciences & Culture > Cultures
Arts & Entertainment > Music > Musical Instruments