"Jasmine Flower" Chinese Folk Song. Vocalist: Mark Beachy, Guzheng: Yang Ling, Piano: Blake Hodgetts.
Get ready to sing along with Mark to "Jasmine Flower"! “Jasmine Flower” is the most recognizable traditional Chinese folk song. That is one reason why if you are going to learn a Chinese folk song, this is the one that you want to learn first. This version of the song is the easiest to learn and to sing. Here are some tips for learning the song. First, listen to the song, including the lyrics and the melody. The good thing about the version of “Jasmine Flower” that I created is that I sing it once in Chinese and then I sing it once in English. That way you get to attach the English along with the Chinese. After you listened to the song several times, simply begin singing along! That’s it! Last, don’t be afraid to open your heart and truly express the meaning of the lyrics as you sing. Most of all, have fun! Did you know that Chinese is a tonal language? But don’t worry, in the case of singing, you can ignore the tones since most Chinese words are bisyllabic. Most of the time you can figure out what’s being sung even without tones.