How to understand the notation of "positive tune of palace tone" or "positive tune of feather tone" in Guqin score

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We often see the words "Positive Palace Sound" or "Positive Feather Sound" written at the beginning of Guqin pieces. How should these notations be understood?

How to understand the notation of

"Positive Palace Yin" is a piece of music with Gong Yin as the main tone, such as "Guan Shanyue" and "Good Night Yin", etc. "Positive Yuyin" is a composition with Yuyin as the main tone on the positive tone of the guqin. Such as "Pingsha Falling Geese", "Han Palace Autumn Moon" and so on. And so on for the rest.

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Guqin (pinyin: Gǔ Qín) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history of at least 3,500 years. Guqin is also known as Yaoqin, Yuqin and Seven-stringed Qin. The guqin has 13 emblems that mark the rhythm, and is also a ritual and musical instrument. It belongs to the silk in the octave. Guqin has a wide range, deep timbre and long aftertone.

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