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XIAO

In contrast to the horizontally-played Dizi, the Xiao is played vertically. It has a rich history of over two thousand years. Historical records show that the Xiao most likely evolved from the Qiangdi, another vertical flute commonly played by the nomadic Qiang people. The Xiaos of today have either six or eight fingering holes, along with one hole for the left thumb on the reverse bottom side. It is played by blowing into a U-shaped notch at the head.

BAO YING YING XIAO

Level: Beginner – Professional

Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful

Level: Beginner – Professional

Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful

Level: Beginner – Professional

Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful

Level: Beginner – Professional

Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful

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PLAYING THE XIAO

Most Xiao players start off as Dizi players, as many of the techniques are transferable to the Xiao. Though the techniques are very similar, the Xiao is less agile than the Dizi, and is thus used more often for slower and more sombre pieces.

Wherever it goes, an aura of refinement and nature seems to follow this instrument. With a tone color akin to the faint echoes of the mountains, poets have even compared its sound to the dulcet calls of the Phoenix, exemplifying its exalted status in ancient Chinese society.

MATERIALS

Crafted from high end Purple Bamboo, the ingredients used to make a good Xiao should be dried for an extended period of time, improving both its tone color as well as lifespan. Further bound throughout various segments of its body, both this and its low moisture content should prevent the Xiao from cracking in the face of changing weather conditions.

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD XIAO

A good Xiao should sound ethereal with a subtle texture, yet possess sufficient body to provide a measure of clarity through its various registers. Its weight should also be evenly distributed throughout its body, fitting into your hands snugly.

WHICH XIAO SHOULD YOU BUY

When deciding on what kind of Xiao to buy, it is best to consult your teacher during lessons as they will know what Keys you will require for your repertoire and which model will best suit your playing style and skill level. No two instruments are identical and it is important to find one that you feel comfortable and connected with.

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QUALITY CRAFTMANSHIP

Here at Eight Tones Music School, we stock Xiaos exclusively by Bao Ying Ying, you will be astounded at how marvellous her instruments sound. Hailing from the Tonglingqiao village in Hangzhou, her family has worked tirelessly in the craft of making Xiaos for generations, emerging as the pride of their village. Having retained that classic soothing tone that we all love, her Xiaos are also fantastically responsive, possessing impeccable intonation as well.

BRINGING YOU THE BEST XIAO

To provide you with the best Xiao possible, our Xiaos will also be checked for any signs of structural damage before we deliver to you, and comes with the accessories needed to facilitate your Xiao journey, so you can rest assured even if you choose to buy your Xiao online.

We have placed special care in the selection of her Xiaos, choosing only the best just for you. Be rest assured that all of her Xiaos have undergone multiple rounds of arduous testing and examinations, ensuring that your exploration of this beautiful instrument is unmarred by unnecessary troubles.

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Chinese Instruments Quality Guarantee

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Chinese Instrument Warranty

WARRANTY

Chinese Instruments Delivery

DELIVERY

Instruments Buyer Data Protection

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