Standards of the Guqin

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Lulu.com, Jul 7, 2018 - Art - 202 pages
Standards of the Guqin is the first original textbook in English for the Chinese seven-stringed zither, traditionally favoured by scholars and clergy past and present. This book provides a holistic curriculum for students without prior knowledge of the Chinese language or culture, covering history, construction, technique, and critique of the musical tradition. The Third edition features essay translations, revised textual content and manuscripts, a chapter on the historical manuscript interpretation process known as dapu, and a new section on history and practical applications of musical temperament. All jianzipu fingering tablature and musical scores are digitally generated in high-resolution for quality and legibility.
 

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Contents

Fourth Edition Foreword
11
Notational Overview
19
Fingering Notation Left Hand
31
Pitch and Temperament
41
Standard Tuning the default setting of the strings
49
Same tuning different modes
62
12
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19
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