January 2012


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Zhongruan is a member of “ruan”(阮) family. Zhong means middle (size). There are Daruan (big ruan) ,Zhongruan, Xiaoruan (small ruan) and Gaoyin ruan ( high -pitch-ruan) in ruan family.

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Liuqin and Zhongruan are brother and sister because they have the same tuning of their strings ,namly G D G’ D’. And they are both played with a pick.

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Zhongruan’s sound is said to be like guitar’s but I think the sound of Zhongruan is more smooth and is deeper.

Zhongruan is more popular than Liuqin. It is a solo instrument and it plays an important role in the Chinese Orchestra as a bass.

Zhongruan is a traditional instrument but nowadays performers try to play different music with it, like tango.

Let’s watch some videos to know more about it.

Zhongruan concerto

Zhongruan duet

Taken in China, when I was 10-month-old. Mum’s smile is so sweet!

In a studio with my sister.

Mum was strong enough to hold both of us!

Cartoon: Greedy Sis. and Stingy Bro.

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Birthday party in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Graduate.

Honestly, I don’t really remember things happened during my childhood. But every time I saw these photos, I feel I’m so lucky because I have my grandparents,  mum and daddy, and sister, and they all love me .