Chinese Xiao by Geoffrey Ellis

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Chinese Xiao by Geoffrey Ellis

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Hey All! So lately I have been absolutely obsessed with my xiaos by Geoffrey. I have 3 G, F, and I got lucky enough to find an older one in E on Reverb. The tone is gorgeous and they are actually incredibly versatile instruments.

Anyway, I decide to do a little de-stress recording and I thought I'd share it here. One caveat - take it easy on me as I've only been playing a couple months.

This was played on my F (C) Xiao. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrHCHj9_qUU


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Its the first time I noticed the Chinese Xiao. Now I'm interested. Thanks for sharing:
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I'm a huge fan of the xiao as being one of the coolest keyless flutes in history :-) Incredible versatility. Also ergonomic (being end blown).

If I may be forgiven for some self-promotion, I highly recommend this video tour of the xiao by Connor Keene. Connor is a superb xiao player who really "gets" this instrument. He is showcasing my xiao (which I'm appreciative of) but more than that he gives a good overview of what the xiao is and what it is capable of. It's a longish video, but for anyone seriously interested in the xiao you won't find a better demonstration of these amazing flutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pqhk6vHFDY&t=1s
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