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袁莎老師的輕鬆學古箏 Yuan Sha’s Easy Learning Guzheng (A)

袁莎老師,相信不少箏友對她都不會陌生。在網上找找,袁莎老師是當代中國出色的古箏表演藝術家,也是中央音樂學院古箏專業導師,出版了多套古箏教材。大約兩年前我決定再學古箏時,一位有內地的網友告訴我袁莎老師跟iCanMusic合作,製作了兩套教學視頻。每段影片也不是太長,全部都在半小時內完成。今次就是想跟大家分享她的輕鬆學古箏第一季。

我在YouTube找到她全套第一季的影片

第一季包括了很多十分基礎的課題,例如勾、抺、托指法,古箏指甲的選購、如何數拍子、小撮、換弦、箏碼的擺放、調音等等。我認為是十分適合初學者的一套教。而這一季裡,袁莎老師還把很一些很複雜的曲譜簡化,讓初學者也可以輕鬆地彈奏「滄海一聲笑」、「大長今」、「青花瓷」等有名歌曲。需知道的是,如果在iCanMusic那裡正式跟住學習這套視頻的話,他們是包括了曲譄和midi音樂下載。midi音樂是用作伴奏的,因為所有歌譜都簡化了,如果單彈,是很單調乏味,所以袁莎老師精心配了midi音樂,給初學者用作伴奏,增加彈奏時的美感。在其他地方找到的視頻(如YouTube),並不包括曲譜和midi,大家或者可以上網找找,或是到淘寶網碰碰運氣。

我很喜歡袁莎老師講解如何換弦,這是很多新手都害怕的範疇,就是怕不會安裝,所以這影片相當實用。調音影片也值得推介,看完畢後,其實調音一點都不難吧!

袁莎老師是說普通話 (國語)的,但是還好有字幕,因為我的普通話很爛!可是完全不懂中國的朋友,就只好自己估一下意思……我找不到有英文字的版本呢!

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I believe many Guzheng fans have heard of Ms. Yuan Sha, From the website Baidu, Ms. Yuan is an outstanding Guzheng performance artist in contemporary China. She is also a professional Guzheng teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music and has published several Guzheng textbooks. When I decided to learn Guzheng again about two years ago, an online friend from mainland China told me that Ms. Yuan and a series of online teaching videos that she made in corporation with. Each video is not too long – they are all under 30 minute long. This time I want to share with you the first season of her Guzheng teaching lessons.

I found her full first season videos on YouTube.

The first season includes a lot of very basic topics, such as Guo, Mo, Tuo (three basic techniques), how to choose Guzheng nails, tuning, changing strings, and so on. I think it the first season is very suitable for beginners. Ms. Yuan has also simplified some very complicated music, so that beginners can follow her easily and play some very famous Chinese songs.

It is important to note that if you officially follow this video teaching series on iCanMusic, they include all the sheet music and midi music files for download. The midi music files are used as an accompaniment. Since all the songs have been simplified, they honestly don’t sound well. Ms. Yuan Sha teacher created the midi music files, so beginners can use them as used accompaniment, motivating beginners to play. Videos found elsewhere (such as YouTube) do not include sheet music or the midi music files. You can either look online or try your luck on Taobao.

I really like Ms. Yuan’s video on how to change strings. This is a technique that scares the beginners. The tuning of the film is also worth recommending. After watching the video, I realized it is not difficult to tune a Guzheng!

Ms. Yuan speaks Mandarin, but the videos come with Chinese subtitles. This is great because my Mandarin is terrible! But for those who can’t read or understand Chinese, you might not be able to enjoy this teaching series….

 

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