Definition and Classification of Pipa Sweeping

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The playing techniques of the pipa have become very rich in the inheritance and development of thousands of years. It is mainly divided into two parts: the left hand and the right hand: the right hand includes playing, picking, sweeping, whisking, wheeling, hooking, wiping, tickling, shaking fingers, etc.; , evil, etc., there are a total of fifty or sixty kinds. Today, I will share with you the definition and classification of sweeping.

Definition and Classification of Pipa Sweeping

1. Quick sweep

The so-called jerky sweep refers to sweeping quickly, with penetrating and explosive timbre, which is an indispensable performance skill in major famous songs.

Urgent sweeping can be divided into large sweeping and large sweeping, small sweeping and small sweeping, rolling four strings, clip sweeping

2. Small sweep and small whisk

Small sweep and small whisk refer to the technique of strumming 3 strings to the left with the forefinger and strumming the 3 strings to the right with the big finger. Compared with the big sweep and the big whisk, the sound effect is weak, and it is often used as a prelude to the urgent sweep to promote the development of the story.

3. Roll four strings

Rolling the four strings refers to the rapid sweeping movement of the right hand back and forth.

4. Sweep

There are many changeable forms of clip sweep, which is a combination of sweep and whisk and play and pick. Below I will list one of the most commonly used: clip sweep is composed of four notes with equal duration, the first note draws four strings, Pick a tune for the second tone, a tune for the third, and a tune for the fourth, for a total of four tones. This performance can show a variety of musical fun, such as cheerful, progressive, and so on.

5. Swipe slowly

The so-called slow sweeping means that the sweeping speed is relatively slow, and the index finger passes over the string in turn, like a forest hanging.

6. Lin Hang

When playing, the index finger passes from the winding thread to the sub-string, and the four strings are clearly pronounced successively. For example, the first fingering at the beginning of "Liuyang River" is the use of this technique to express the artistic conception of flowing water.

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Pipa (pinyin: pí pa), the first plucked instrument, is a traditional plucked instrument in East Asia, a plucked stringed musical instrument. Made of wood or bamboo, the speaker is half-pear-shaped and has four strings on the top. It was originally made of silk thread, but now it is mostly made of steel wire, steel rope and nylon.

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