How to deal with the "urgency" of guzheng playing?

66 views · Organized by 一口泡芙 on 2022-06-29

The progression of the melody and phrases of the music is "delayed" and "hurried", just like the difference in intonation and speed of speech.

There is a poem in Yan Tianchi that says, "A few times, the tune of Yangchun is drawn out, and the moon is full of the west building downstairs." , too stagnant, it will be boring.

How to deal with the

The key to grasping "latency" and "urgency" is that "speed" and "urgency" (such as the allegro of a music) should be closely connected, the rhythm should be fast but not cluttered, and it should be like a galloping horse and a sense of smoothness. 

When it comes to "late" and "slow" (such as the adagio and loose melody of a piece of music), the melody should be continuous but not procrastinated, calm but not sluggish.

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Guzheng (pinyin: Gǔ Zhēng), also known as Hanzheng and Qinzheng, is an ancient national musical instrument of the Han nationality and is popular all over China. It is often used for solo, duet, instrumental ensemble and accompaniment of song and dance, opera and folk art. Because of its wide range, beautiful timbre, rich playing skills and strong expressiveness, it is known as the "King of Music", also known as "Oriental Piano", and is one of the unique and important national musical instruments in China.

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