24-reed Sheng(24簧小方笙)

24 reeds Sheng

The 24-reed Soprano Sheng is fully chromatic and it has a range of 2 octaves (g1 – f#3). It is designed by Mr Dickson So in the 1990s. The design of this Sheng is based on the 36-reed Soprano Keyed Sheng and the fingering is similar.

The advantages of this Sheng are:
1) It can be played in the standing position (hand-held).
2) The Sheng player is able to perform the traditional Sheng techniques on this Sheng.
3) This Sheng is portable.

This mini Sheng is recommended for:
1) Young children who is interested in learning the Sheng.
2) Instrument collector who wish to own a decent playable Sheng.

For advanced players, it is recommended to use the 30-reed Sheng or other Shengs with more than 30 reeds (bamboo pipes).

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