does anybody have a real copy of zi zhu diao (sheet music)?
i am to about bar 6 of the main section and the melody is just becoming random notes to me. i hear proper recordings with the "flower notes" and its sounds ok but i can't figure out how they fit into the sheet music I have.
everything between " 3-1 '1-7-6-5 | 3-2-3-5 ... " to the last bars "'1-'2 7-6-5-3 | 6 - " become jibberish to me. I can't find the phrasing or direction of the piece.
I can probably end up mechnically playing this but its drudgery and difficult without being able to feel the direction of the song.
I've got a copy of it - music and a recording. Which do you want? I may even have it already PDF'ed and ready to send. Or I can send a copy via snail old-fashioned mail. Or give me a call and I'll play it for you.
I know what you mean about suddenly turning to gibberish. This is where hours of having listened to tunes works very well. You'll have a "tune map" in your head of what the phrasing is, where to take "breaths," and where to alter the dynamics, all to make it sound like music instead of a bunch of notes.
From what my book says, It's like a very brief hammer-on just above the note (above in pitch) that is so light it's not even really sounding the note but more of an interruption of the main note. It's very common in Irish fiddling. EXTREMELY light touch with a finger above the main note.
I am planning (really trying to make the jump) to buy a new Erhu, some bows, strings, and good rosin from Cadenza. I hope that this community can/will be able to make my step (leap) into the world of the Erhu a pleasant one.
Post by YouLanFengChune on May 11, 2006 0:37:19 GMT
Moeny received. You are gonna get one vietnamese python one, with nice scales and thick skin. I skipped one japanese order just to ensure you get the stuff first. He ordered 20 one shot.
Singapore is beginning to distinguish itself. all erhu sold out abraod cos of 1) valid CITES license 2) high quality.
in Singapore, we dun sell so well, it hard to eductae ppl here. and we boobooed 1 batch in singapore.
Recenely, however, some singaporean chinese musci shoips had been inspected by our authorities for illegal erhu. Luckiliy i have my papers. its a responsibility. Soi please be patient. Sometimes, the papers may take a whoile longer.
Post by YouLanFengChune on Nov 21, 2006 0:29:26 GMT
CITES License is basically a Certificate from the CONVENTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF ENDANGERED SPECIES OF FLORA AND FAUNA.
It shows that the erhu has been made from legal sources of skin. ALL WTO countries are part of CITES. For products, only the CITES is required. PRESENTING THE CERT upon customs examination is all that is required. FOR raw materials, u need a lot of other papers which i usually handle everyday.
The problem with CHINA. I applied ofr 10 zhonghu and 10 gaohu to be sent out of China took 3 months.
Dealers cannot give u certificates WITHOUT the manufacturers giving them certificates. Its a "House that jack built story" snake slaughterer to skin trader, skin trader to erhu maker erhu maker to erhu retail shop, erhu retail shop to U. Buying from fantasia means u buy from the MAKER, reducing a lot of problems and unwanted costs. Hence we can give u CITES FOC
To help u, simply ATTACH the CITES onto the casing for the erhu and all will be well. You can request for a soft copy of it in case anything happens.
you were probably joking but thats a good question.. the oils in conditioner would make the bow slip upon first thought. but then again the oils reinforce the hair making it possible last longer. So the question is will the oils cause more problems than they fix.
hmmm i have a bow near the end of its life. I might experiment when i have a chance.
I don't know if it will help. The reason the hair has an end to life issue is because the little barbs on the hair shaft wear down and make it just too slippery to hold rosin or to grab the string. I think that any kind of conditioning would just treat the hair shaft and the barbs will erode regardless of what one might do. I suppose you could grind up some glass and glue it on, but that would not leave your strings feeling happy.
I'm getting some horsehair from a luthier friend and trying some rehairing with some of my older bows. It's got to be less than $20 and 30 minutes or it's just not worth my time, though.
I found a web site titled "The Physics Behind the Erhu, a Chinese Stringed Instrument," in which the author dismisses the "little barbs" theory on how the bow works. This is what she says:
"The hairs of the bow are covered in rosin, which makes them grip the strings. It was originally thought that this string grippage was due to the barbs in the horsehair catching on the string, but tests using bows haired with fishing line (which is smooth) have disproven this, since the majority of players could not tell the difference between fishing line and horsehair."
I always heard that it was the barbs, and that half the hairs in the bow were flipped end-to-end so that there would be barbs in optimum position for both up and down bow movements. This makes me wonder, though. It would make an interesting experiment.
you were probably joking but thats a good question.. the oils in conditioner would make the bow slip upon first thought. but then again the oils reinforce the hair making it possible last longer. So the question is will the oils cause more problems than they fix. .
Of course, I'm joking ! ;D
Had the great opportunity yesterday bc my son's Erhu strings broke, so I didn't even need to take his bow out. I washed it like Yinhao said. Very happy that the dirt at the corner came out too! But found the bow hairs so smooth after it dried. Took me a long time to apply the rosin the first time after this "washing session". Can imagine if conditioner were used. Probably too smooth to even put the rosin on!
Hey, Yinhao - can do the same with violin bowhair?? Looks tricky as the violin bowhair seems much much finer?