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Tai Chi Melody
Shanghai Chinese Traditional Orch
Tai Chi Melody
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Shanghai Chinese Traditional Orch
Title: Tai Chi Melody
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wind Records
Original Release Date: 6/3/1997
Re-Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600568310124

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Music for the Standardized forms
J. C. Hendee Jr. | McMinnville, OR USA | 08/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is not new age music for free-form taiji or qigong practice. Each of the tracks relates specifically to one of the five standardized Taijiquan forms comissioned by the Chinese National Sports Committee over the last 50 years. These works were composed specifically for these forms and are not intended for any other use.1. 88 Posture Yang Style Form
2. 32 Posture Yang Style Sword Form
3. 24 Posture Simplified Yang Style Form
4. 48 Posture Combined Styles Form
5. 36 Posture Chen Style Form If you're a practitioner of Standardized (sometimes called Orthodox, New Style, or Beijing Style) Taijiquan, these works are used to coordinate group performance of these forms, or as pace and time measure if such are used in forms competition (though none of the Standardized forms are truly competition forms). This particular performance of the works is one of the only readily available to the general public. Certain movements are hard to follow for timing, but in general it is good rendition of the compositions as compared to others I've heard."
Brings back memories
Stephen T. Wangner | 10/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I used to be a Tai Chi student at the JK Wong Academy in Richardson, Texas.When I was a beginning Tai Chi student, my instructor would often put on some music when we completed our warm-up exercises and started to do a Tai Chi exercise called "Standing like a tree". I discovered later that it was this music.I was learning the 13 and 24 Movements of the Wu (Hao) style of Sifu Jimmy Wong at the time.This CD brings back many memories of my first instructions in Tai Chi and I especially like tracks 2, 3, and 1."
Great for Tai Chi Beginners to Experts
Lenora Mercareth | Glens Falls, NY, USA | 10/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I took Tai chi my teacher actually used this music when teaching us the 24-style short form. I came on amazon.com looking for it and lo and behold it was the first thing on the list of results! I loved it because after awhile you can lose yourself in the music and the Tai Chi just flows naturally, your mind forgets about the stresses of the day and you are merely in the moment, lost to everything else, but the rhythm, the sounds, the flow of the movement. Tai Chi is very beautiful and great for relaxation in many ways and this music compliments the movements."