Chinese lyrics are based on the name of the tune, saying the tune name or word transfer. Song with the music before the words are singing, and some lyrics by tone,
Some transfer system according to the word, the name of that tune is tune music. Lyrics to demand a cost-tone music, but also in line with some metrical
(That word law), such as the number of words, tones of the words, sentences, rhyme are found. After the transfer is mainly by Song lyrics, and most people only know the word rhyme,
Do not know music, they are only in accordance with the metrical lyrics, the lyrics and music out onto the road. After the Ming Dynasty, Song scores probably lost, but has continued in accordance with metrical lyrics, tune name only as text,
The structure of the fixed-style music, the word has also become an independent form of poetry.
Tune a wide range, a total of more than 1,000, of which only about 100 commonly used.