Chinese Bamboo Flute (Dizi)

Tang Junqiao

Beginner

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The Chinese Bamboo Flute, also named Dizi, is a very popular Chinese Instrument. Let Tang Junqiao give you a course about Dizi!

Chinese Bamboo Flute (Dizi)

The transverse Chinese Bamboo Flute – also named Dizi – is a traditional Chinese instrument made of bamboo. The dizi is a very popular instrument widely played in folk music, operas and orchestras.

Tang Junqiao, a professional Dizi player and member of several international orchestras, invites you to discover the beautiful bamboo flute. She built a method for beginner players with many exercises to practice and to improve your playing.

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The main concepts taught

Structure of Dízi

Posture

Embouchure

Flying finger

vibrato

The program proposed by Tang Junqiao

This course is divided into five main parts. You will be first given a general introduction about the chinese bamboo flute. Then, you will discover the basic techniques and notions to master. The third session is about Dizi music pieces demonstration and explanations and practice. After that, you have a whole chapter dedicated to hands exercises, followed by a session about scales and notes exercises.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction of Chinese bamboo flute

General Introduction of Zhúdí
The Structure of Dízi

Basic theory and skills

Dízi Playing
How to Play the Dízi Well
Posture, Position and Embouchure
Memonics of Dízi Playing and Breathing
Techniques for Tonguing
Qingtu, Suìtu, Qitu, Chuntu
Flutter tonguing and Flying finger
Fuzhènyin (diaphragm vibrato), Liyin (arpeggio) and Yiyin (appoggiatura)
Duoyin, Dayin (modent), Diéyin (acciaccatura) and Huayin (glissando)
Fanyin (overtone) and Houyin (throating)

Piece Demonstration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves after waves in Honghu Lake”
“Flowing Clouds High in the Sky”
“Song of the four seasons” and

“Su Wu Herding Sheep”

“Spring is coming” and “Farewell”
“Yange” and “Ballad of the Great Wall”
“Jasmine” and “Feng Yang Flower Drum”
“Liuyang River” and “Sing for Erxiao”
“Osmanthus Blooming Everywhere in August” and “The Golden Sun in Beijing”
“Joyful Prattle”
“Dry thunderstorm”
“Dragon Boat Melody”
“Purple Bamboo Melody”
“Stepping up”
“Chrysanthemum Terrace”
“My Dear Country”
“Ballad of the Yellow River”
“Saliha”
“Invisible Wings”
“To the Theatre”
“The Happy Little Flautist”
“A Plum Blossom”
“Jubilance”
“Thousands of Miles Apart”
“Tune of Beijing Opera”
“A Train of Red Scarfs to Beijing”

Exercises for hands

 

 

Upper hand position and Lower hand position
Both hands exercises
Exercises for the fingers

Exercises about scales and notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octaves exercises
Exercises about Fa
Tonguing Exercises
Exercises about Chanyin (trill)
Half-hole Fa Exercises
Arpeggio Exercises
Overtone Exercises

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction of Chinese bamboo flute

General Introduction of Zhúdí
The Structure of Dízi

Basic theory and skills

Dízi Playing
How to Play the Dízi Well
Posture, Position and Embouchure
Memonics of Dízi Playing and Breathing
Techniques for Tonguing
Qingtu, Suìtu, Qitu, Chuntu
Flutter tonguing and Flying finger
Fuzhènyin (diaphragm vibrato), Liyin (arpeggio) and Yiyin (appoggiatura)
Duoyin, Dayin (modent), Diéyin (acciaccatura) and Huayin (glissando)
Fanyin (overtone) and Houyin (throating)

Piece Demonstration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves after waves in Honghu Lake”
“Flowing Clouds High in the Sky”
“Song of the four seasons” and

“Su Wu Herding Sheep”

“Spring is coming” and “Farewell”
“Yange” and “Ballad of the Great Wall”
“Jasmine” and “Feng Yang Flower Drum”
“Liuyang River” and “Sing for Erxiao”
“Osmanthus Blooming Everywhere in August” and “The Golden Sun in Beijing”
“Joyful Prattle”
“Dry thunderstorm”
“Dragon Boat Melody”
“Purple Bamboo Melody”
“Stepping up”
“Chrysanthemum Terrace”
“My Dear Country”
“Ballad of the Yellow River”
“Saliha”
“Invisible Wings”
“To the Theatre”
“The Happy Little Flautist”
“A Plum Blossom”
“Jubilance”
“Thousands of Miles Apart”
“Tune of Beijing Opera”
“A Train of Red Scarfs to Beijing”

Exercises for hands

 

 

Upper hand position and Lower hand position
Both hands exercises
Exercises for the fingers

Exercises about scales and notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octaves exercises
Exercises about Fa
Tonguing Exercises
Exercises about Chanyin (trill)
Half-hole Fa Exercises
Arpeggio Exercises
Overtone Exercises