Yangqin

Li Tingyao

Beginner

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Inspired by the Persian santur, the yangqin is a popular and traditional Chinese instrument. Li Tingyao invites you to discover its beautiful sound!

Yangqin

The yangqin is a hammered dulcimer who has Middle-East and Persian roots. It arrived in China during the 17th century. Then, it is considered as a relatively young instrument among the other traditional Chinese instruments.

Li Tingyao is the artistic director of the Taiwan Dulcimer Orchestra, and professional player of yangqin. He proposes you to learn this original traditional instrument in a full course using a lot of different methods, practice sessions, advices and music pieces demonstrations. Dare to try the beautiful yangqin!

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The main concepts taught

Flexibility Training

Method of Qinzhu

Hand coordination

Wrist practice

Double-note

Music Piece

Program proposed by Li Tingyao

This course is divided into two main parts: the first chapter containing all the basic notions and techniques (hand coordination, flexibility, tuning…) to learn to play the yangqin; and the second one introducing and explaning several music pieces to practice on such as “If I were a bird”, “Gaoshan Qing”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or “Hongcai Meimei”.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Basic introduction of Yangqin

Flexibility Training of hands
Hand practice method and hand coordination
The method of Qinzhu
Tune practicing
Coordination Practice
Wrist practice
Simple practices

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

“Two tigers”

“Here Comes the Train”

“Making a Plane”

“Molihua” (the Jasmine Flower)

Double-note and Practicing

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Music pieces and demonstration

“Catching the Fish”
“Hongcai Meimei”
“Fengyang Huagu” (Flower Drum Song)
“Gaoshan Qing”
“If I were a bird”
Qinzhu Techniques
“XiXun”

ChapterDetailed Notions

Basic introduction of Yangqin

Flexibility Training of hands
Hand practice method and hand coordination
The method of Qinzhu
Tune practicing
Coordination Practice
Wrist practice
Simple practices

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

“Two tigers”

“Here Comes the Train”

“Making a Plane”

“Molihua” (the Jasmine Flower)

Double-note and Practicing

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Music pieces and demonstration

“Catching the Fish”
“Hongcai Meimei”
“Fengyang Huagu” (Flower Drum Song)
“Gaoshan Qing”
“If I were a bird”
Qinzhu Techniques
“XiXun”