Chinese Music can be generally divided parts according to the place where the music originated - Northern and Southern.
Music from North China usually describes how painful, miserable they were. Since the place which the music originated was suffering from poverty and natural hazards, the music was pessimistic and full of complaints.
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Music from South China usually describes the wonderful scenes and the tremendous views of South China, as well as people went emotional when sightseeing them. So, the music from South China were, mostly, joyful.
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