Introduction to Guzheng

Nani Yang

Beginner

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Start learning how to play the Guzheng, a beautiful and popular traditional Chinese instrument.

Introduction to Guzheng

The guzheng is a plucked string traditional Chinese instrument.

Nani Yang devotes a particular attention to play accurately the emotions present in music pieces, and to respect the smoothness of the melody.

Hong Kong Art Record Company recorded her album entitled “Moonlight Love Song”. She also recorded an ablum in Thailand named “Yu Ben Yue” which has been released throughout Asia.

In this first course, Nani Yang will introduce you how this original instrument is constructed and how to tune it. She will teach you how to play scales, how to skip notes, how to play octaves… You will have the opportunity to practice on many music pieces such as “Crossing This Creek”, “Going to School” or “Seven Dwarfs” among other ones. Several exercises are also available so that you can train on the different notions introduced in this course.

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The main concepts taught

structure

tuning

skipping

octave

Heptatonic Scale

Dotted notes

The program proposed by Nani Yang

This first course of guzheng is divided into two parts. The first session is an introduction of guzheng, you will learn among other things, how this instrument is structured and its characteristics. In the second part you will learn how to tune your instrument, how to play different types of scales and you will train on several music pieces.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction of Guzheng

Introduction of Guzheng
Structure of Guzheng

Tone and scale

Tuning in D; Tuning in G
Skipping Exercise with Da Gou Da

“The Tumbler”

“Crossing This Creek”

Dotted notes Exercise “Trudging”
Octave Cuo Exercise “Align Neatly”

“Little Kid”

Octave Zhua Exercise

“Traveling Far”

“Going to School”;

“Marching”;

“Building of Toy-blocks”

Scale Exercise ascending and descending
Heptatonic Scale Exercise

“Seven Dwarfs”

“The Dancing Little Girl”

“Winding the Yarn Ball”

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction of Guzheng

Introduction of Guzheng
Structure of Guzheng

Tone and scale

Tuning in D; Tuning in G
Skipping Exercise with Da Gou Da

“The Tumbler”

“Crossing This Creek”

Dotted notes Exercise “Trudging”
Octave Cuo Exercise “Align Neatly”

“Little Kid”

Octave Zhua Exercise

“Traveling Far”

“Going to School”;

“Marching”;

“Building of Toy-blocks”

Scale Exercise ascending and descending
Heptatonic Scale Exercise

“Seven Dwarfs”

“The Dancing Little Girl”

“Winding the Yarn Ball”