Teacher Song Xinxin talks about technical skills in performance

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Song Xinxin, a famous contemporary young guzheng player, is currently teaching at the China Conservatory of Music, and graduated with a master's degree from the Central Conservatory of Music. Currently, she is the only young man in my country who has won the top three gold awards in the Chinese music industry. Guzheng player of Gold Award, Golden Bell Gold Award, and CCTV National Instrumental Music TV Competition Gold Award. He has successively studied under the famous Chinese zheng performers and educators Wang Zhongshan and Professor Li Meng. He is the only student from a foreign school who has been recommended since the establishment of the Central Conservatory of Music, the first student in a national art school to win the Baosteel Outstanding Student Scholarship, and the new top ten guzheng performers of CCTV "Blooming Gloriously" in 2014.

Teacher Xinxin believes that the technical part of performance will always serve the music.

Teacher Song Xinxin talks about technical skills in performance

The following points are proposed for the use of limbs to feel emotions during performance:

1. The body should have a range of body rhythm such as stretching, front and rear according to the needs of the music

When playing, the lower back must be straight, and the neck should not be stretched when playing the bass. The body should move with the position of the fingers, and the body should be coordinated. When starting, the hands can be opened, stretched, limbs stretched, and relaxed.

2. Use of the head

Find the balance point of the body through the movement of the head, the accent head moves with it, and nodding can help the hands to exert force.

3. Facial expressions

Eyes are the windows to the soul, don't blink too often. Pay attention to concentration and emotional control while playing.

4. Pay attention to the elbow force

Finger tension needs to be controlled. At the same time, in the place of strong play, it is not only the fingers, but also the elbows. Also pay attention to relaxation.

5. Breath runs through everything

Whether limbs or eyes are brought out by breath, it is necessary to stretch the limbs and breathe, and the surface of the breath is calm but full of tension.

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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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