There are many ways to learn Guzheng now than before. In addition to books and face-to-face teaching, we can also learn by watching online videos. In the past, I introduced Ms. Yuan Sha’s Easy Learning Guzheng (season 1). Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on Ms. Song Cenxin teacher’s “Guzheng 365 online classroom”.
The whole teaching series is quite long. I bought the series from Taobao a while ago and have finished watching half of the series. I honestly am very impressed with the series. Ms. Song teaches from basic to advanced. She teaches a variety of basic techniques, how to count beats and backgrounds of a variety of songs. Each song, Ms. Song first does a complete demonstration. Then, she teaches how to play the song using a step-by-step approach, going through the sheet music line by line. very She also reminds students of some of the key points that require special attention. Videos often show different angles, so that viewers can see every detail clearly.
This teaching series is in Mandarin, but has Chinese subtitles. Many of the songs taught by Ms. Song are in Guzheng Exam book (introduced on my blog on December 11, 2018). So if you already have the Zheng Exam book, then this teaching series complements with it perfectly!
I like Ms. Song’s way of teaching. She speaks succinctly and to the point. She also reminds the students of key points. Watching the way she plays the Guzheng is very powerful. Her efforts look steady and certain. Compared to Yuan Sha’s approach (which looks softer and more delicate), Ms. Song’s approach is completely different.
I have not yet been able to find the full set of the teaching series on the Internet. I actually got mine from Taobao. But if you google “宋心馨古箏365在線課堂”，it’s not hard to find more than 10 videos online as a starting point. Example: