O-Level & A-Level Chinese Music Workshops

Specifically tailored for students taking the O-Level and A-Level music syllabi, these workshops will ensure students are thoroughly equipped for their exams. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to identify the genre and musical tradition of Chinese music, observe its musical features using appropriate musical vocabulary, and explain these features in context.

Conducted by Chinese music specialist and veteran educator/performer Dr Samuel Wong, the engaging and intensive lecture will include a Question & Answer session, along with notes, worksheets, videos and audio clips.

Topics covered include:

  • Jiangnan Sizhu
  • Guangdong Music
  • Performing context
  • Pentatonic mode
  • Metrical structures (e.g. kuaiban and manban)
  • Rhythmic & Melodic features
  • Structure
  • Texture
  • Instruments used
  • Roles of instruments (including voice)