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Folks songs are considered as a type of classical
music.They are full of the characteristics
of the regional customs, and is a creation that combines regional literature with
local melodies. Chinese folks songs have a long history, with
the following names, Yue, Ge, Feng, Yao, Qu, Sheng, and Diao.
Prehistoric folks songs, dance and musical instruments were know as Yue.Yues were classified according to the
tribal names, as it was recorded in Lu Shi Chun Qiu, the eight songs of Ge Tian
Shi, an ancient tribe.The names of
the eight songs were, Zai Ming, Xuan Niao, Sui Cao Mu, Liu Wu Gu, Jing
Tian Chang, Da Di Gong, Yi Di De, and Zong Qin Shou Zhi Ji. Also
mentioned was the song of Tu Shan Shis daughter, known as the shortest love
song in history.