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|Other Titles:||A Study on Guqin Xian Sound|
College of Music, NTNU
The ＂xian sound＂ refers to the murmur produced when the performer's right hand plucks the string and the left hand presses the string in the playing of guqin. The following four factors can contribute to the production of these murmurs: 1. bad strings, 2. uneven surface on guqin, 3. low Yueshan (mountain) and Longyin (dragon's gums) and 4. wrong curve on the arc surface. The problem with bad strings can be corrected by clearing the dusts on the strings or simply replacing new strings. Uneven surface can be the result of poor craftsmanship in production or long-term use and broken lines, which can be repaired by dipping the instrument in water and polishing it with powder. With low Yueshan and Longyin, it is easier for the player to perform because the strings are closer to the body of guqin; however it is all the more demanding in the production of the instrument. Wrong curve in the arc surface can be caused by the misconception or miscalculation in the relationship between the strings and the body of the instrument. The strings on the guqin are not completely straight, but they droop in the middle; therefore the ideal surface of a guqin must slightly sink in the middle. With the measurement of ＂front three and rear two,＂ the correct curve for the body of guqin can be yielded. Based upon the radian, the lacquer can be polished, flattened, and perfected according to the criteria of ＂one finger in the front and a piece of paper in the rear.＂ When the height between the strings and the body can be properly adjusted, the performers can eliminate the production of ＂xian sound＂ while at the same time maintain physical comfort guqin performance.
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