Post by d̗̰̗͆͘ǎ͔̱͈̰̬̫ͨ̌ͮͥ͗ͭ̕vid on Apr 17, 2019 11:45:56 GMT
This piece’s note playing is easy, it requires more advanced techniques with it to make it sound like it should. Remember it’s in Bb (3 7) Know how to use 压揉vibrato by pressing, 滑揉 vibrato by sliding, pinky vibrato, portamento, dynamics, etc... Compare your playing with other recordings and mark where to use these techniques. If you need sheet music for another piece you can just copy and paste the Chinese name and add 简谱 (simplified score) at the end. Or go to www.learnerhu.com/erhu-sheet-music
also the songs name isn’t “river of sorrow” it’s actually “river water” 江河水 the song is based off a story about 孟姜女 lady meng jiang, a very old story where a peasant woman’s husband dies and she later kills herself by jumping into a river. so some people like to translate it as river of sorrow...so it can be more interesting also 闵惠芬min huifen plays this piece well so it’s a good example to use
Wow, this list would be useful for most other instruments too. Noticed there were some duplicates and also missing a famous erhu piece: 二泉映月 (Moon reflecting in a spring).
Think there are some classical pieces not covered. Is anyone maintaining the list?
This list is from a book I saw online which had the titles of the 100 songs in the book. I copied the list and ran it through Google Translate and got the pinyin and English titles. I doubt anyone is maintaining the list.
Post by d̗̰̗͆͘ǎ͔̱͈̰̬̫ͨ̌ͮͥ͗ͭ̕vid on Apr 20, 2019 8:26:55 GMT
In my opinion other than copy and pasting the Chinese song title or finding/asking the sheet in English, why not just learn the Chinese language yourself? Maybe look more into the culture other than burying it in a pile. I feel like sometimes when we play music we also tend to forget the meaning or story behind the piece... Not all erhu pieces are generalized to China entirely, there are multiple parts of the country that stand out by itself. I dunno if sacrilegious personal interpretations exist that much in Chinese music though.