Introduction
Shirley Created Music
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Chinese folk song has a history longer than Chinese charater and music score. According to the recordation by Shijing -- the first potry collection of China, we knew that in 2400 years ago Chinese folk songs had reached a very mature level.

I enjoy Chinese folk one side for its beautiful tones, the other side for its lyrics in fact are some poems. In Chinese ancient literature history, poem and lyrics were all poetry and they could be sung. Just for the time was too long to be saved until now.

So, after learning vocal music for over 3 years, I would really like to introduce some Chinese folk songs with different styles and different culture backgrounds from different nations in China -- There are 56 nations and 30 provinces in China, every nation and evey place has its own culture. One side to help you to know something more about Chinese cultures, the other side, to help you to improve your listening comprehension to Chinese pronunciation.

Anyway, most of folk songs that I have sung and will sing in this column are modern Chinese folk songs. Also, according to the possibility, I also try to dy my best to introduce some ancient Chinese folk song. Do you still remember the song    What A Beautiful Jasmine has had a history for over 300 years.

I am just a learner on vocal music and Chinese folk songs. I really hope to get your understanding, support and help. If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn , or shirleyz004@yahoo.com, You are welcomed.   

--Shirley
Wed, March 8, 2006

 
Shirley's Music 335--Bilangual Song-059 & Chinese Folk Song : "Cao Yuan Zhi Ye -" Shirley Sang It in Chinese & English June 9 2012 in China / Feb 14,2009 in USA 2012-06-09
Shirley's Music 320 - Chinese Folk Song 086: Ren Shuo Shanxi Hao Feng Guang - Dec 18, 2011 2011-12-18
Bilangual Song--055: Shirley Sings A Chinese (Northern)Folk Song 085:"Shuo Ju Xinlihua-- To Be Honest With You" in English & Chinese in the US--023 2009-08-20
Bilangual Song--053: Shirley Sings A China (Heibei) Folk Song 083:"Hui Niangjia -- Going Back to My Parent's Home" in English & Chinese in the US--021
2009-08-10
Bilangual Song--052: Shirley Sings A China (Hasake) Folk Song 081:"Ma Yi La" in English & Chinese in the US--020 2009-07-19
Bilangual Song--051: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song 081:"Shiwu De Yuelian -- Fifteen's Moon" in English & Chinese in the US--019 2009-07-12
Bilangual Song--050: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song 080:"Zhiyin -- A Bosom Friend" in English & Chinese 2009-07-04
Bilangual Song--047: Shirley Sings A Chinese (Shanxi)Folk Song -079: Yueliang Zou, I Ye Zou-- The Moon Is Going, I am Going" in English & Chinese in the US--016 2009-06-18
Bilangual Song--046: Shirley Sings A Chinese Art Song -039: "Duoqing de Tudi -- The Passinate Land"in English & Chinese in the US--014 2009-06-10
Bilangual Song--044: Shirley Sings A Chinese(North) Folk Song -78 "Wang Ningmei -- Frowning In Vain" in English & Chinese in the US--011 2009-05-23
Bilangual Song--043: Shirley Sings A Chinese(Inner Mongolia) Folk Song -77 "Mu Ge - Eclogue" in English & Chinese in the US--010 2009-05-17
Bilangual Song--042: Shirley Sings A Chinese(Inner Inner Mongolia) Folk Song --76 "Have a Data by Aobao" in English & Chinese in the US--09 2009-04-09
Bilangual Song--041: Shirley Sings A Chinese(Qinghai) Folk Song --74 "In the Far Away Place" in English & Chinese in the US--08 2009-03-22
Bilingual Song--039: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song --0073 "The Night of Grassland" in English & Chinese in the US--06 2009-02-14
Bilingual Song--038: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song (Xinjiang)--0073 "A Lovely Rose" in English & Chinese in the US--05 2009-02-05
Bilingual Song--037: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song (Xinjiang)--0072 "Gaelita" in English & Chinese in the US--04 2009-01-31
Bilingual Song--036: Shirley Sings A Chinese Folk Song (Yunnan)--0071 "When the Golden Wind Is Blowing" in English & Chinese~ in the US-03 2009-01-25
Shirley Sings the Chinese Folk Song 070: Fu Lao Xianqin My Elders & Folks in the US--001 2008-11-18
Bilingual Song--0028: Shirley Sung Chinese (North) Folk Song --0068: ""Ying Shan Hong -- Azalea" in English & Chinese 2008-05-05
Bilingual Song--0028: Shirley Sung Chinese (North) Folk Song --0067: "I Love You, the Snow in the North of the Great Wall" in English & Chinese~ 2008-04-26
Shirley Sings the Chinese Folk Song 064: Mo Chou A, Mo Chou-- Don't Worry and Don't Worry 2008-02-24
Trilingual Song--0015: Shirley Sung A Chinese (Xinjiang)Folk Song--0063 "Qumandi -- A Flower Is Beautiful More than A Rose" in English & Chinese 2007-11-01
Bilingual Song--011: Shirley Sung A Chinese Folk Song--0029 "Wang Ning Mei" -- Frowning In Vain in English & Chinese 2007-10-07
Shirley Sings a Chinese (Shandong) Folk Song-- 061: Weishan Hu-- Weishan Lake 2007-06-30
Shirley Sings a Chinese (Beijing) Folk Song-- 059: Guxiang Shi Beijing -- My Hometown Is Beijing 2007-06-16
Shirley Sings a Chinese (Tibet) Folk Song--058: Fan Shi Nongnu Ba Ge Chang --The Theme Song of Movie "Today's Tibet" 2007-06-09
Shirley Sings a Chinese Folk Song--056: A Song of Peonies -- Mudan Zhi Ge 2007-05-26
Shirley Sings a Chinese Folk Song--055: That Is Just Me -- A Song For Mothers 2007-05-12
Shirly Sung China Folk Song--054:The Moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival 2007-05-07
Shirly Sung China Folk/Popular Song--053: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 2007-04-29
Shirly Sung China(Hubei) Folk Song--053: Honghu Shui, Lang Da Lang -- Wave After Wave in the Red Lake ( Opera?The Red Army In the Red Lake) 2007-03-24
Shirly Sung China(Shannxi) Folk Song--052: Nanniwan -- South Muddy Valley

2007-03-17
Shirly Sung China(North) Folk Song--051: A Episode From Opera/Movie --A White Hair Girl

2007-03-10
Shirley Sung China (Jiangxi) Folk Song--050: Ying Shan Hong -- Azaleas
2007-03-04
Shirly Sung China (Northern) Folk Song--049: Happiness Will Not Drip down From the Heaven
2007-02-11
Shirly Sung China (Xinjiang) Folk Song--046: The Snow Lotus on the Ice Mountain 2007-01-20
Shirly Sings a Chinese (Shanxi) Folk Song--045: Xiu He Bao -- Embroidered Pouch
2007-01-13
Shirly Sung China (Yunnan) Folk Song--044: Long & Deep Friendship 2006-12-31
Shirly Sung China (North) Folk Song--041: Whom Are You Struggle For? 2006-12-09
Shirly Sung China (Inner Mongolian) Folk Song--040: Sunrise In the Grassland 2006-11-26
Shirly Sung China (Inner Mongolian) Folk Song--039: Beautiful Grassland Is Just My Home 2006-11-19
Shirly Sung China (North) Folk Song--037: I Love You, The Snow in the North of the Great Wall 2006-10-27
Shirly Sung China (Inner Mongolian) Folk Song--036: The Night Of the Grassland 2006-10-23
Shirly Sung China (Northeastern) Folk Song--035: Yao Lan Qu -- Lullaby 2006-10-07
Shirly Sung China (Jiangsu ?Wuxi) Folk Song--007: Tai Humei-- The Beautiful Tai Lake 2006-09-29
Shirley Sung Chinese (Xinjiang) Folk Song--0033: Cherishing the Memory of My Comrades-in-Arms 2006-09-08
Shirley Sung Chinese (Tibet) Folk Song--0032: the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 2006-09-02
Shirley Sung Chinese (Xinjiang) Folk Song--0031: The Girl of Daban City 2006-08-19
Shirley Sung Chinese (Xinjiang) Folk Song--0030: Why Is the Flower so Red? 2006-08-12
Shirley Sung Chinese (Northern) Folk Song--0028: The Clouds in the High Sky 2006-07-30
Shirley Sung Chinese (Taiwan/Gao Shan Nation) Folk Song--0027: Ali Shan Moutain's Girl 2006-07-08
Shirley Sung Chinese (Shandong) Folk Song--0024: Who Do Not Say My Hometown Is Good? 2006-06-17
Shirley Sung Chinese (Xingjiang) Folk Song--0023: Turpan's Grape Is Ripe 2006-06-10
Chinese Folk Song --021: A Oath Of Wedding

2006-05-19
Chinese (Sichuan)Folk Song --0019: Kangding Ballad 2006-04-01
China (Shnxi) Folk Song -- 0017: People Said That Shanxi Is In A Good Scene --Ren Shuo Shanxi Hao Fengguang 2006-02-16
China (Jiangsu ?Yangzhou) Folk Song -- 0016: What A Beautiful Jasmine 2006-02-13
Chinese (Beijing )Folk Song--0015: My Hometown Is Beijing 2006-01-27
Chinese (Taiwan) Balladry--014: Waipo De Penhuwan
--Grandmother's Penhu Bay
2005-12-14
China (Yunnan)Folk Song--012: Xiao He Tang Shui -- A Gantle Stream 2005-11-20
China (Tibet) Folk Song--010: Fan Shen Nong Nu Ba Ge Chang -- Free Slaver Is Singing 2005-10-29
China (Jiangsu ?Wuxi) Folk Song--007: Tai Humei-- The Beautiful Tai Lake 2005-09-20
China (Northeastern) Folk Song--006: Yao Lan Qu -- Lullaby 2005-09-14