Research

The TENG Company’s research work aims to broaden English language literature in Chinese music and to explore innovative and inventive ideas. Members of TENG have contributed to academic journals, written papers and reviews, and published a book on Chinese orchestral instruments.

The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra

A seminal guide to equip composers, scholars and music enthusiasts worldwide with the necessary knowledge to work with Chinese musical instruments.

The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra is a seminal guide to equip composers, scholars and music enthusiasts worldwide with the necessary knowledge to work with Chinese musical instruments.

The instrumentation section outlines the history, physical attributes and performance techniques of Chinese musical instruments in detail. It also includes practical scoring advice for composers and reference charts for fingerings and chords. The orchestration section contains systematic analyses of score excerpts from Chinese orchestra pieces spanning the last 60 years to demonstrate how Chinese musical instruments work together in an orchestra.

The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra

SGD37 – SGD98*
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The Electro-Acoustic Pipa

The Electro-Acoustic Pipa

We have supported the invention of the world’s first electro-acoustic pipa and are continuously pushing to reinvent our instruments.

A one-of-a-kind innovation, the electro-acoustic pipa is created by The TENG Company and breaks new ground and makes creating cross-genre works on the pipa more effective.

Made in Singapore, the re-engineered pipa can now do what was previously unattainable with the traditional version, such as produce a dizzying array of custom sounds and distortion effects through volume and tone controls on the instrument. This brings about greater opportunities for the musicians to experiment and push boundaries with different genres of works to reach out to a wider audience.