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hollandindigo
Baby Guzheng


Joined: 23 Apr 2007
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Location: Phoenix AZ

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: between practice sessions Reply with quote

I've read, elsewhere in this forum, someone (Vi An, I believe) recommending putting the guzheng away, in its case, between playing/ractices...does one remove the bridges altogether when doing this? and retune each session?
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Sunny
Nanmu Mica


Joined: 18 Jan 2006
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Location: Bangkok, Thailand

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Vi-an meant to protect the guzheng from exposing to the unstable temperature or humidity in the room. Yes, the best place for instrument is its own case, but I choose to leave it on the stands and cover with the cloth while I control the temperature and humidity in the room instead. I do not remove the bridges unless change the strings. Removing all the bridges and reset them in the right positions and tuning is not an easy and pleasant activity. For the tuning, everyone normally checks the voice
before playing on each session, it depends on the voice, if it is out of tune, so you have to tune it, if not, just play it !!
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hollandindigo
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that makes sense. Thank you
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jetz&music
Old Rosewood


Joined: 02 May 2006
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Location: Oakland, CA

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I have to tune everytime I leave a door or window open since now the weather is either really hot or cold. So the tuning is required most of the times.

Also, I so agree with you. Tuning instruments is the one thing I hate since I don't have a digital tuner! Sad
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chineseharp
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Joined: 09 Feb 2010
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Location: Minnesota, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll have an easier time to tune your guzheng if you have a tuner. There are many different kinds of tuner on the market. Some record the sounds in D major so you can just match the sound.
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anomalouscode
Plywood


Joined: 21 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put my koto away after every session, remove bridges and wrap it up.

then again it belongs to my teacher and thats what she does,.... i might be more lazy if it were my own though Razz
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chineseharp
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, your teacher must be glad that you take such good care of her koto! Very Happy
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anomalouscode
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

she better be!

its a pain to tuning the damn thing everytime.

but it is helping me to learn how to tune though Rolling Eyes
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