Jin Kai: Understand the power of "slow"

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Earlier, I talked about flute player Yu Xun's integration of Taoism and Taoism. He realized the nature of mountains and rivers and practiced it personally, which opened up a humanistic world in his music. In the traditional art category, there has always been the theory of Taoism and art. The metaphysical way of nature requires metaphysical specific techniques to express its inner spirit. In the field of performance, there are many developments in the word "qi". Breathing is a matter of breath. In Chinese, there are words such as meteorology, momentum, vigor, temperament, and rhythm, and so on. Some abstract and difficult to explain images can be deeply and truly felt from the musical works.

Jin Kai: Understand the power of

The bamboo tube vibrates by air to make sound. It simulates the sound of natural stroke passing through all things, passing through clouds and forests, passing through big wood apertures, and passing through mountains and rivers. All of these natural sounds need to be presented by the player's breath changes. The easiest way to learn from a teacher is to start with the practice of long notes by wind musicians.

Practicing a single long note is the beginning of an introduction. From a small etude to the presentation of a concerto, players of different levels need to have breath reserves to complete them. The smooth and long tone seems simple. In the first paragraph of Yu Xun's version of "Remnant Snow on the Cold River", if you want to play it without the feeling of lack of strength, it will take years of training to achieve it.

In addition, the strength and weakness of the stretching change is also a good practice. A sound starts transitioning from the silent place, gradually increases in intensity, and then reverses back to the disappearance of the sound. A simple sound, from its beginning to its demise, also has life. If there is no calm state of mind and control, all this is not easy to achieve. On this basis, it can be derived from the connection practice of two tones, the homophonic octave connection practice, etc., the intensity conversion of the beginning of various strengths, and the changes in the size of the mouth, the speed of air, and the angle in the seamless transition. If you can control these at will, you can gradually find out some of your own personalized practice methods.

In the performance of bamboo flute, the warm and jade-like tone is what everyone pursues. When I discuss with friends from all over the world, I also talk about this the most. There are no so-called secrets, tricks and other instant methods. This requires the support of breath skills, a comprehensive and scientific understanding of the principles of sound production, the cultivation of inner hearing, and a cognition of sound aesthetics. My personal advice is to be normal. Calm down and find a performer who has the same temperament as your own to imitate the classic version. In this way, you can maintain interesting exercises for a long time and not feel boring. Imitation is a good way to learn. If you can get close to the timbre of the performer in the process of imitation, the state of the voice and the sense of proportion in the use of breath have been adjusted invisibly, and the sound quality has been improved. Slowly precipitation, you can establish your own aesthetic concept of sound. The single long-tone training is placed in the music, and you can feel the beginning, turning and changing of the breath. The previous strong and weak training presents more dimensional spaces and connotations, such as the shades of ink, distance, distance, and realness of landscape brushes in the phrases. The beauty of the heart". This kind of influence is subtle, moisturizing and silent, and it is a gradual psychological impregnation.

In addition, the cultivation of inner hearing is also crucial. After mastering the deconstruction of sound, why further cultivate inner hearing? First of all, we must know what a good sound is. To know what are the standards for good sound. To listen more, the training of the ear is based on the accumulation of auditory experience. In addition to the music in the field of own performance, symphony, chamber music, pop music, jazz music, etc. can be widely involved. In the specific listening, the artistic conception of emptiness and loftiness, the detachment of the heart and the situation, the charm of freehand brushwork, the style of indifferent and super dusty, and the loneliness of the group, these can be deeply felt in the performance of the musicians.

Practice day after day is actually a process of cultivating the mind. Peace is achieved by exercising the mind. Stop looking outside and compare the external gains and losses, as well as the impact of these factors on yourself. Look within, take care of yourself in the present moment, and achieve unity of body and mind. Craftsmen hone their temperament in slowness, get rid of some arrogance, and take the trouble. Maybe it will be different. This is probably the power of the so-called "slowness". The senior artists are well versed in the "power of rest", able to maintain the quietness in the midst of turbulence, follow the career they love all their lives, and spread beauty to the world by themselves, relying on inextinguishable sincerity and extremely high cultivation.

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领悟“慢”的力量

Involving musical instruments

Dizi (pinyin: dí zi), also known as the horizontal flute, is generally used as an important musical instrument to accompany opera.

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