New compositions and reconstructions (dapu) for the qin by TSE Chun-Yan




Zhuangzhou mengdie (Zhuangzi Dreaming of a Butterfly)

Wugang Qinpu《梧岡琴譜》(1546)

    The mode of this piece is labeled as "shang-jue" mode. The piece uses standard tuning with the first string as dol, and the strings are tuned in just intonation. According to a Ming Dynasty handbook, this mode depicts the sad mood of scholars disillusioned by worldly issues.

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