一開始接觸古箏時，感覺很容易。很多坊間的課程都說學古箏只需要看簡譜，又不需要懂太多樂理，所以一開始也感到頗容易上手。但是慢慢發現不是那麼一回事。因為我對樂理只有很少的認識，(以前在中學時學了一點，看到那些好似豆豉的符號我便頭痛！)，所以很多時候我的拍子節奏很差，很不能理解我的錯處。老師很耐心的跟我解釋，可我就是不明白。去年，我就一位彈鋼琴的西人學樂理，雖然有多些少理解，但我還是覺得還是沒大進步。因為我現在還在讀書，所以沒有太多錢報讀昂貴的課程。前兩個星期我找到了一個很好的網上資源。一個位於香港的老師，十分擅於教結他和電子琴，叫做Keith Sir，他的YouTube 有一系列的樂理影片。我看了十套影片後，感到我對基礎樂理了解多了很多。他的教學很容易理解，很適合初學者，影片又是免費的，所以我十分推薦大家看看。他的影片中雖然有些是以結他作基礎，但大是部分的對學古箏的朋友也很有用。他很多的影片都是以廣東話為主，某些有普通話版本，但就沒有英文版本。
- 實用樂理教學系列#1 :三連音拍子
- 實用樂理教學系列#2 : 基礎拍子理論
- 實用樂理教學系列#3 : 基礎拍子理論 (二)
- 實用樂理教學系列#4 : 音階認識
- 實用樂理教學系列# 5 MAJOR & MINOR 對應
- 實用樂理教學系列# 8 :拍子記號的特性
- 實用樂理系列#13 Scale詳解(Minor,Pentatonic,Blues)
- 以上影片的版權是屬於Keith Sir 和凱旋藝術中心。
- Keith Sir 還有其他很多的教學影片，今次是介紹他的「實用樂理教學系列」，下次介紹其他。
When I first came across Guzheng, I thought it was really easy. Many Guzheng teaching organizations and teachers claim that it is very easy to learn Guzheng; at least I was told by my first teacher that I would not need much prior knowledge in music theory. But gradually, I realized that it was not true. I have very little knowledge of music theory. I learned some basic stuff when I was in secondary school. Whenever I saw those music notes, I always had a headache. So, very often, my beat is very bad when I try to play a Guzheng song. The worse is that I don’t even understand the mistakes I make. My current teacher has a lot of patience with me, but I know I need to do something to make improvement. Last year, I asked a local Caucasian piano teacher to teach me some basic music theory. It helped a little, but not a lot. Since I’m working on my second graduate degree, I don’t have much money to spend on music theory classes. Therefore, I started googling online to see what is available.
About two weeks ago, I came across a very useful online resource. There is a teacher in Hong Kong, who specializes in teaching guitar and keyboard, runs a YouTube channel. His name is called “Keith Sir”. His YouTube channel has a series of videos, teaching people about basic music theory. His teaching is easy to understand, and very suitable for beginners. The videos are free, so I highly recommend everyone to take a look at them.. Although some of his films are based on guitar, most of them are very useful for Guzheng players. The only downside is that many of his videos are in Cantonese; some are also available in Mandarin, but none is available in English. If you can understand Cantonese, I recommend you watching the above videos (see links above).
- The copyright of the above videos belong to Keith Sir.
- This blog post introduces Keith Sir’s “Practical Music Theory” series. He has many other excellent videos, which will be introduced in this blog later on.