Skip to content
Site Tools
Increase font size Decrease font size Default font size default color blue color green color
Home History and Culture Harvest Drum
Harvest Drum
Learn Chinese - History and Culture
           
Harvest Drum is popular among regions of Northeast China, Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Anhui provinces. It's a kind of feature instrument used mainly by the Han and Manchu people.
It is said that the drum came into being in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and was named as Harvest Drum in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

According to folk legends, the Harvest Drum was a tool used by Manchu hunters. Hunters were beating drums when they pursued an animal. And they kept beating drums to express their pleasure when they got back with their preys.
Harvest Drums have many different features. Those used by

Manchu are oval-shaped. The ones used by Han people are round, oblate or peach-shaped. The drum in Mongolia is only oblate-shaped.
People like dancing accompanied by Harvest Drum playing, especially when they celebrate festivals.

特色乐器——太平鼓

太平鼓流行于东北三省(中国东北部)、内蒙古陕甘地区(中国北部)、河北(中国东北部)、安徽(中国东南部)等地,是汉族、满族、蒙古族等族经常使用的特色乐器。

太平鼓的历史由来已久,相传在唐朝(公元618——公元907)就已经有了。到了明代(公元1368——公元1644)民间开始固定其名称为“太平鼓”。

民间传说太平鼓最早是满族人打猎的用具。猎人们在围剿猎物时,一边敲鼓一边围追,在缴获了猎物以后又边击鼓边载歌载舞,来表达人们喜悦的心情。

太平鼓在各族都有不同。满族的鼓是椭圆型、汉族的鼓有圆形、桃型和扁圆型,而内蒙古(中国北方)的鼓只有扁圆型。

太平鼓是乐器,但是在人们舞蹈时也使用。经常配合舞蹈,边敲边舞,左手拿着鼓柄高举,上下左右摇动,右手执鼓鞭击鼓,有单人、双人和集体群舞,尤其是喜庆节日如春节、元宵节更是乐鼓喧天热闹非常。
 

Sponsor Ads

China Yellow Pages