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Chen Shichun, Vice-President of Musicians Association of Chibi City 11-10-11

  Interest Is the Best Teacher


  Chen Shichun was fond of singing and was interested in folk style and popular music when he was young. He was especially good at the bel canto and Chinese folk style as well as popular music. He who has never set foot in a conservatory of music started singing by imitating. Born with a good voice, clear, melodious masculine, magnetic and piercing, he began to stand out in the beginning and middle of the 1990s. In the first Chibi Young Singer Competition, his song "Can’t live kike this" brought him the first prize; then he won the third prize by the song " The ambitious youth say no melancholy" in the singing competition held by Xianning Military Subarea; In the singing competition hosted by Wuhan Radio Station, he got the honorable mention by the song "Thousand times of asking ".

  Honors inspired him, and also brought pressure on him. He started to have higher pursuit of music, rather than just being satisfied with the original feeling of singing by his untrained voice. However, the fact that he knew little about the composition would make him difficult to follow the beat, and he went out of the tune easily. However, Chen Shichun never felt discouraged. He compared the selected songs with the notation book he bought and tried to figure out the music by listening to the recorder. By one and a half-year’s practice as well as the numerous music notes, he finally mastered the notation knowledge. But that was not enough to compose by himself, he purchased the "Theory of music" "Skills of composing "and other music books. Meanwhile, he took advantage of the Internet to watch a series of videos named Uncle Song teaches music, which has greatly improved his level about notation knowledge. 

  Attached to Music When Free

  In 1996, he was assigned to Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Alcalde of Guantangyi Town, for his excellence during the activity" Double election Double examination" about selecting young cadres in Chibi City. Although the job took too much of his time and he could hardly get close to music, he was still deeply attracted by the magic of music. Every year in the Chibi Spring Festival Gala, he always sang vividly on the stage to show his elegant demeanor.  

  In 2003, he was transferred to Chibi Investment Company as the General Manager. With a regular working pace, he started to spare time for his hobby of music. Just then, having the basic skills of composing, he began to show his talent for music. He has successively composed 48 folk and popular songs, of which, Lake in heart, lake in dream was published in the national authoritative music magazine Song , and 15 songs like the Great Wall in China , Long keep the Party flag red , Taking photos were published in provincial music magazine Hubei music and literature  .

  As an administrative cadre, Chen′s work seemed to have no links with his taste for music. Whereas, he not only made them related and integrated, but also brought out the best in each other. He often talked to his music companions, “I always devoted myself to the work with a musical emotion of lively rhythm. Work happily so that I can work vigorously and efficiently." In 2010, the low–rent housing construction of Chibi was in the ascendant, which was in the charge of Chen. Initially, he was almost confronted with "rail" from some of the unreasonable citizens every day. But after he got off work, a kind of irrepressible music mood rolled in his heart. The impact of two different emotions inspired him to compose a new song Tired but happy off the cuff, in a moonlit and breezy night.

  Actually, the musical successes were related to his diligence. He always attached importance to the communication with members of the Musicians Associations of Xianning City and Hubei Province, and learning from the famous musical professionals. That was the reason why he could cultivate his art taste and improve music accomplishment.

  Encounter of the Bosom Friend on A Concert

  As a black sheep in the Chinese music circles, Chen Shichun has been appreciated by a talent scout. In 2009, Tong Wenxi, the State-level screenwriter won the national prize of Five-One Project and other awards, as well as member of Chinese Musicians Association, went to Chibi for collecting folk songs. Gathering about ten local writers of music and lyrics,he listened to the songs written and sung by them. Chen Shichun sang two songs Remote Chibi relies on east wind  and Lushui Lake is my hometown, both written and composed by him. Since then, Tong Wenxi has become his bosom friend, giving much attention to him. Specially, on the telephone Tong encouraged Chen to compose and sent the lyrics written by himsely to Chen and asked him to compose music. Their first successful cooperation was on the two songs Lake in heart, lake in dream sung by Wang Zhe, who won the second place of folk singing in China Youth Singer Grand Prix and Take photos sung by Jin Bo, a young famous singer from China Second Artillery Art Troupe. Both of them attracted widespread concern of sing circles and fans. 

  Later, they maintained a good collaboration state of the elegant art: their song Wait for you was sung by a famous young singer called Huang Huali; The hut of hometown was sung by Tang Zixing, a young singer from the Chinese PLA General Political Department Opera Troupe and national second-level actor; "Listen to the sound of spring " was sung by singer Wei Jinxia.

  Moreover, Chen Shichun served the local work with his music art. During the 2011 Spring Festival, he composed Song of price-maintaining "written by Secretary Hong Guoji of Chibi Price Bureau. As the theme song of Chibi Price Lunar New Year Party, it inspired cadres and workers of Price System,

  In August 28, 2011, for its first time, Sister in the mountain, completed by Chen and Tong, has become the most characteristic folk song of singer Wang Yingao solo concert "Sing for love" at Wuhan Qintai Grand Theater. Also, it won warm applauses from the whole audience. Wang Yingyao said "I have eyes only for this song".

  Like his name, Chen Shichun showed the spring of music art to people. Frankly, he would strive to hold a personal music concert at Wuhan Conservatory of Music or Wuhan Qintai Grand Theater within three years. We firmly believe that his dream will  come true; his folk and popular songs will hit another prosperous spring. (Written by Zhang Zhang)

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