Listen Up! “X” is for Xun


You were so sure it would be xylophone, right?

The xun is a vessel flute that’s been around in China for about 7,000 years. It’s egg-shaped, with holes in front and back for fingers and thumbs. It was used mainly in palace music, and its sound is associated with ladies in sorrow. Listen up:

4 thoughts on “Listen Up! “X” is for Xun

  1. Yes, I was sure it would be xylophone. Spotted two xylophone posts in my feed this morning and was surprised neither was you. The xun is nice and gentle on the ears (unlike yesterday!)


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