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hirschhs
Plywood


Joined: 12 Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Location: North Beijing

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:26 am    Post subject: reading these scores Reply with quote

It seems that everybody here knows how to read the gu zheng scores except me!! I don't read music at all, have always played by ear alone and I'm happy to try to get to grips with the gu zheng in this way too but - at least out of curiosity I'd really like to know how to interpret the music scores.
Can anyone help with some basic ideas?
thanks in advance
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steve h
Beijing & Budapest
guitars, tenor guitar, koboz, pipa, charangos, gu zheng, upright bass
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Webbedfingers
Junior Guzheng


Joined: 09 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

can you find a teacher in Beijing to teach you Jian Pu? The simplified number scores don't take long to read (each string has a number - like 1,2,3,5,6 (it misses the 4 and 7, which you achieve by bending the left side of the string number next to it).

If you start off in the key of D using a standard pentatonic scale, your strings are: 1,2,3,5,6 (Do, Re, Me, So, La) or D E F^ A B.

There are some good tutorials here - have you looked at these?

Bei Bei's book in English is a good introduction for English speakers too.

Yuan Sha also has a few CCTV tutorials and DVDs/VCDs which you should be able to find.

I like having a teacher most though Smile
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hirschhs
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Webbedfingers, thanks very much for the response.
i could find a teacher but time is my problem, I travel quite a bit and couldn't keep to a regular schedule.
I also like the challenge of auto didactics - but of course info like yours (above) is helpful to get started. If I can find a book or online tutorial specifically for reading the music, that would great.
I'll look for the tuts.
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