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CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Are you looking to purchase your first Chinese instrument or wanting to add another masterpiece to your collection? Given our vast collection here at Eight Tones Music, we will have just the perfect instrument just for you. From the heart wrenching tones of the Erhu, to the brilliant and melodious tunes of the Dizi, and ancient serenity of the Guqin, we are sure that you will find an instrument that best suits your personality and needs. Click on your favourite Chinese Instrument below to learn more.

CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT

Shop our wide collection of Chinese instruments to embark on your musical journey, click on any of the icons below to find out more!

CHINESE INSTRUMENT ACCESSORIES

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Thomastik Erhu Strings

STRINGS FOR BOWED STRINGS INSTRUMENTS

Dunhuang Guzheng Strings Fan

STRINGS FOR PLUCKED STRINGS INSTRUMENTS

Nails

PIPA & GUZHENG NAILS

Guzheng Tape

PIPA & GUZHENG TAPES

Erhu Bow

BOWS

Erhu Rosin

ROSINS

Liuqin Pick

ZHONGRUAN PICKS

Guqin Bags

GUQIN CLOTH BAGS

Guqin Tassels

GUQIN TASSELS

pipa-other-accessories

INSTRUMENT STANDS

dizi-dimo

DIZI DIMOS

dimo-erjiao

DIZI ERJIAOS

We offer worldwide shipping via many of our reputable shipping partners so you can have your instrument delivered to your doorstep wherever you are. 

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

erhu review

The Erhu instrument is sturdy made of good quality wood and their Erhu is unique each produces has different beautiful tones which you can choose from. The Erhu is also set up and tune for me when I bought it. Overall good service! 

Shirley Ho

Singapore

dizi review

The Dizis are of high quality and they offer selections with different price range so that customer can choose according to their skills and spending power. Great and prompt customer service, staff are knowledgeable and friendly and readily provide assistance and advice to fit customers’ requirements.

Kai An

Singapore

guzheng review

Had absolutely no knowledge on the Guzheng, thus picking a good one out for my needs as a beginner was out of my depth. With the help from my teacher and the staff, I purchased my first Guzheng and have been loving it since. Absolutely no hard selling which I’m appreciative of.

Jen Hsieh

Singapore

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here at Eight Tones Music, we offer a wide range of Chinese instrumental lessons. We offer lessons at our music school (click here for more information) and also online lessons  conducted on video calling platforms such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video call or Facetime. Kindly contact us to arrange for a trial lesson with our teachers.

Instructional videos are helpful to a certain extent, however do not cover the finer details in playing, and do not address your personal issues when learning. During lessons with our teacher, each lesson is tailored to address your individual issues that are unique to each person.

Visit our contact us page for more information.

Eight tones store is located here in Singapore, at 465 North Bridge Rd, #02-5039, Singapore 191465. We have an extensive selection of instruments that may not be featured on the online store. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, kindly contact us at +65 9836 2072 and our Eight Tones representatives will assist you accordingly.

Yes, upon request, we will send you a short video/audio recording from the instrument of your choice. We also do instrument consultations via live video calls, where our consultants will assist you in making an informed decision on your favourite piece. Contact us to make a request.

Each and every instrument has been, and will be checked several times before we send them out to you. That said, we also provide a 1 year manufacturing defect warranty, on structural damages for all our instruments.

Instruments should be placed in an environment that you would feel comfortable, extreme heat/cold/moisture/dryness should be avoided. Avoid cleaning your instrument with water, oil, alcohol products, and waxes. It is recommended that you only clean your instrument with a dry cloth.

In the past, Guqin and Guzheng were known as Qin and Zheng, and they are two completely different instruments. While they do share some commonalities, some of the differences include:

Guzheng players wear artificial fingernails on both hands. On the other hand, the Guqin does not require the player to wear artificial fingernails, but they are required to grow natural fingernails on the right hand.

The Guzheng has 21 strings, whereas the Guqin has 7 strings. While this does not affect the dynamicity of the instrument, this results in a vast difference in terms of the playing techniques for these two instruments. The tone colour for these two instruments is in direct contrast, where the Guzheng is generally brighter, whereas the Guqin is mellower.

Of the various Chinese instruments, the Guzheng is the easiest plucked instrument to pick, the Erhu is the easiest bowed instrument to pick up, and the Hulusi is the easiest wind instrument to pick up.

Instruments such as the Erhu, Ruan, and Liuqin, would require you to have fingernails that aren’t too long on the left hand, as long as fingernails will inhibit playing them properly.

The Pipa and Guzheng would require you to wear artificial fingernails to play them, you can maintain long fingernails as long as it does not protrude past the artificial fingernails.

The Guqin is played using your own fingernails on the right hand. As such, you would need to have some additional fingernail length, approximately 3mm past your fingertips.

To know more about which instrument suitable for you, contact us now. Our experts will be able to assist you.

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