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Silk string guqin music videos
On all video recordings I play my own reconstructions (dapu) 1
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Snapshot from a recording session2    

The videos on this website can in general be divided into three categories.

  1. General videos
    Videos that capture something of the atmosphere of a performance or of playing in nature.

  2. Videos for learning guqin
    The camera angles are designed to show the players movements as clearly as possible.

  3. Videos showing lyrics with songs ()
    These are especially for people who would like to sing or follow along with the lyrics of qin songs.

All three categories have videos connected with the section of this website called Learning to play guqin.

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Silk string guqin music videos
For the qin songs there is no specific information on how traditionally they would have been performed. One can try to sing along here, but it is also possible that one should simply read the lyrics along with the music in order to increase appreciation of the music.

With many of the songs in particular there are often a few notes added at the beginning of the melody - often the same as the last phrase/closing harmonics. Otherwise the reconstructions (dapu) follow the original tablature note for note.
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2. Recording sessions
Most indoor recordings were made in the 招隱室 Studio for Seeking Solitude at my home in New Jersey, for the audio recordings using a Roland R-26 with its internal microphones (compare the recording details for my CDs) and for the videos a Sony HDR MV1 digital recorder.
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