The guqin is the earliest stringed instrument of the Han nation and a treasure in the Han culture. She is cherished by the world for its long history, vast literature, rich connotation and far-reaching influence. Guqin is different from other musical instruments in that, like guzheng, pipa, violin, etc., all sounds are made by thin panels, which are easy to vibrate, so they are easy to pronounce and loud. But the guqin is the sound from a thick panel. Its panel thickness can reach 20-30 mm, which is 5-10 times the thickness of other musical instruments. Its sound is thick, round and long, especially the bass part, like an ancient bell, it has a shocking feeling. Its treble part is round and sweet. If you compare it with Pipa, Guzheng, etc., the sound of the same phoneme, the former sounds thin, while the latter is thicker and more charming. If you want to listen offline, you can search “guqin music” on youtube and use flvto youtube to mp3 converter to download it.
The physical objects unearthed from the tomb of Zenghouyi in Hubei are more than 2,400 years old. There are more than 100 kinds of piano scores from the Northern and Southern Dynasties to the Qing Dynasty, including 3,000 pieces of piano music, and a large number of documents on piano masters, piano theory, piano system, and piano art. The rich relics are the most Chinese musical instruments. In ancient times, qin, chess, calligraphy and painting were used together to summarize the traditional culture of the Chinese nation. Many famous performers have emerged throughout the ages. They are historical and cultural celebrities who have been passed down from generation to generation. During the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Guqin was also introduced to East Asian countries and was absorbed and passed on by the traditional culture of these countries. In modern times, the footprints of Chinese have spread all over the world, becoming a symbol of Eastern culture in the eyes of Westerners.
Guqin art is a treasure of national art. Different from the notation of modern music, the “subtracted character score” of guqin does not directly record the pitch, only the position of the string, the emblem, and its rhythm has a lot of flexibility. The performer needs to be familiar with the general rules and performance techniques of piano music, and recreate the music by figuring out the mood, and strive to reproduce the original appearance of the original music, so as to complete his own interpretation of the music. This is called notation. That is to say, facing the same guqin score, the music played by different piano artists is very different-the musical thinking of “playing notation” in Chinese piano music has greater openness and interpretation space, making the historical river Every musician can participate in the creative interpretation of the same music, thus forming the characteristics of Guqin music that has been in the same line for thousands of years and is new with the times.
The unique subtractive score of Chinese guqin notation makes the interpretation of piano music open. Today, people can use this as a basis to re-arrange a large number of piano music in the traditional music library. Combining both tabulation interpretation and re-arrangement will realize the modern integration of ancient qin music in performance form, integrate the treasure house of ancient qin music into modern music life, and bring new vitality to Guqin music.