Basic technique of Guzheng

Nani Yang

Intermediate

28 videos

Deepen your techniques in guzheng in this intermediate course taught by Nani Yang. Learn how to do a vibrato, a portamento, an arpeggio...

Basic technique of Guzheng

This intermediate course of guzheng is intented for musicians who have followed the beginner course of Nani Yang.

Nani will address more technical notions such as arpeggio, pressed notes, vibrato, portamento. She will make you work as well on your fingering technique.

You will have the opportunity to play several pieces such as “Little Bok Choy”, “Song of Mount Ali”, “Tweedling of Fairies”… among many others.

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The main concepts taught

Vibrato

Portamento

Pressed Note

Returning Bends

Arpeggios

The program proposed by Nani Yang

This intermediate course of guzheng is divided into eight parts. You will first work on the vibrato. After that, you will discover the portamento technique and practice it. You will learn how to play pressed notes, pressed vibrato and arpeggio. Finally, in the last part you will do several fingering exercises.

ChapterNotions

Vibrato

Vibrato Exercise “Little Bok Choy”

Portamento Exercises

Upper Portamento Exercise “Wandering under the Moonlight”

Lower Portamento Exercise “Little Kitten”

“The Cuckoo”

Dual Portamentos Exercise “Croaking”

Pressed Note Exercises

Pressed Note Exercise “Is It Properly Pressed”

“Song of Mount Ali”

Pressed Vibrato Exercises

Pressed Vibrato Exercise “Meditation“

“Embroider a Golden Plaque”

Returning Bends Exercises

Lower Returning Bends Exercise

Upper Returning Bend Exercise

Arpeggio Exercises

Arpeggio Analysis & Exercises

“The Game of Chords”

“Tweedling of Fairies”

Quick Four Point Exercises

Quick Four Points Exercise and Analysis

“Tumbler”

“Tumbler”II

“Little Sisters in Grassland”

 Fingering 

Techniques on Right Hand

Fingering Practice of Da Guo Da-Da

Summary of the Right Hand Techniques

Taozhi (entangling the finger) Exercise

Middle Finger Strumming and Tapping with Both Index Fingers

Middle Finger Strumming and Tapping with Both Index Fingers/Exercise Demonstration

Tapping with Both Index Fingers “Little Bear Beating a Drum”

Tapping with Both Index Fingers “Children’s Slide”

ChapterNotions

Vibrato

Vibrato Exercise “Little Bok Choy”

Portamento Exercises

Upper Portamento Exercise “Wandering under the Moonlight”

Lower Portamento Exercise “Little Kitten”

“The Cuckoo”

Dual Portamentos Exercise “Croaking”

Pressed Note Exercises

Pressed Note Exercise “Is It Properly Pressed”

“Song of Mount Ali”

Pressed Vibrato Exercises

Pressed Vibrato Exercise “Meditation“

“Embroider a Golden Plaque”

Returning Bends Exercises

Lower Returning Bends Exercise

Upper Returning Bend Exercise

Arpeggio Exercises

Arpeggio Analysis & Exercises

“The Game of Chords”

“Tweedling of Fairies”

Quick Four Point Exercises

Quick Four Points Exercise and Analysis

“Tumbler”

“Tumbler”II

“Little Sisters in Grassland”

 Fingering 

Techniques on Right Hand

Fingering Practice of Da Guo Da-Da

Summary of the Right Hand Techniques

Taozhi (entangling the finger) Exercise

Middle Finger Strumming and Tapping with Both Index Fingers

Middle Finger Strumming and Tapping with Both Index Fingers/Exercise Demonstration

Tapping with Both Index Fingers “Little Bear Beating a Drum”

Tapping with Both Index Fingers “Children’s Slide”