How to press the strings of Liuqin with the left hand

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How does Liuqin press the strings with her left hand, and what is the correct posture?

How to press the strings of Liuqin with the left hand

When playing the liuqin, the left hand is in a natural state of half clenched fist, and the fingers are placed at the corresponding positions of the respective scales. The finger force of pressing the strings should be just right, focusing on mastering the method of independently exerting force on the four fingers and the principle of exerting force on the large joints of the fingers. The finger movement speed of the left hand will directly affect the quality of the music performance.

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Liuqin (pinyin: Liǔ Qín) is a plucked stringed instrument originated in the Qing Dynasty. The earliest Liuqin has a very simple structure and a very folk-like appearance. Now popular all over the country. It is one of the pear-shaped speakers and stringed instruments that have been circulating among the people since the Tang Dynasty. Its shape, structure and playing method are similar to those of the pipa.

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