The TENG guide to the Chinese orchestra

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New Jersey :, United States, p.1 online resource (2019)

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(OCoLC)fst00974430, (OCoLC)fst01030728, (OCoLC)fst01047284, China., fast, Instrumentation and orchestration, Instrumentation and orchestration., Musical instruments, Musical instruments., orchestra, Orchestra.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Print version record.Intro; Contents; About TENG; Preface; Credits; Acknowledgements; Composers Featured; How to Use This Book; 1. Structure of the book; 1.1. Part I: Instrumentation; 1.2. Part II: Orchestration; 2. Conventions used; 2.1. Chinese terms, pinyin transcriptions and English translations; 2.2. Translation of instrument names; 2.3. Chinese names; 2.4. Definition of English terms; 2.5. Pitch notation; 2.6. Order of instrumental groups in the full score; 3. Important concepts for wind instruments; 3.1. Diào (key); 3.2. Key Pitch; 3.3. Jiǎnpǔ (cipher notation); 3.4. The diào determines the range2.2. Classes of Dí2.2.1. Classification by Key Pitch; 2.3. Alternative names; 2.4. Range of the Dí; 2.5. Commonly used diào (key) of Dí; 2.6. Kǒudí; 2.7. Chromatic Dí; 2.7.1. Adding holes to the six-holed Dí; 2.7.2. Dí with redesigned fingering; 2.7.3. Dí with a key system; 2.7.4. Modified by many, changed by none; 3. Playing techniques on the Dí; 3.1. Ornaments involving auxiliary notes; 3.2. Ornaments involving transitions between two pitches; 3.3. Techniques involving undulations in pitch; 3.4. Other techniques on the Dí; 4. Composing for the Dí; 4.1. Notation for the Dí4.2. Native Scale of the six-holed Dí4.3. The half-hole technique; 4.4. The fork fingering technique; 4.5. Intonation of the Dí; 4.5.1. Non-equal-tempered tuning; 4.5.2. Intonation in different contexts; 4.6. Workarounds for intonation; 4.7. Choosing the suitable diào of Dí; 4.7.1. The key determines the range; 4.8. Changing Dí; 4.9. Rapid key changes; 4.10. Timbre considerations; 4.11. Using different keys of Dí simultaneously; 4.12. Use in the Chinese orchestra; 4.12.1. Examples from Chinese orchestra pieces; 5. Fingering charts for the Dí; 5.1. Fingering chart for normal notes