Children music

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Children music (儿童音乐, ertong yinyue)

The composer LI Jinhui composed this kind of songs before he started to engage in pop and entertainment music (liuxing yinyue), which was later labeled Yellow songs.[1]

Children's songs are about children's life, one of which is children game songs characterized by the short and simple structure, and simple and lively melody such as "catching dragon-flies", "fire-bugs"; another is lullaby such as "cradle song", "child swaying song" characterized by calm and peaceful tunes and relation with rocking the cradle or swaying the child; the other kind is songs about children's miserable life or instructive antiphonal songs such as "xiao bai cat" and "little cowherd" of Hebei Province.[2]

This is a subgenre of Folk.


  1. Steen, A. (1996).Der Lange Marsch des Rock'n'Roll (first edition), Chapter II, page 26/27. Hamburg: LIT Verlag.
  2. As mentioned on

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