If music is your thing, then perhaps a xun is for you. What’s a xun, you ask? Only one of the oldest instruments in China. Can you believe the xun was used by musicians in China over 7,000 years ago? Best described as an egg-shaped vessel, the xun was originally made from clay, and while contemporary versions of this ancient instrument are commonly made of clay too, bamboo is also used. Musical sound is made by blowing into the xun, which is punctuated by holes that are covered by fingers while being played. A modern xun has eight, nine, or ten holes and plays a wider range of sounds than the earlier versions.
Update: August 02, 2021