It seems the Yang quin layout is quite standard all over China. It certainly, when you study it - and when you hear the amazing virtousity of the Chinese players looks like one of the most well conceived system. they also have a system of a little metal cylinder under the courses, near the tuning pins and on the other side, allowing a quick - if not exactly precise - retuning of the whole course. quite good, specially in the very humid Chinese climate
Post by Dick Glasgow on Aug 12, 2007 12:07:02 GMT 1
Looking at this layout, I think I'd need to be standing on my head & looking at the Yang Qin via a mirror to perhaps even try to play an Irish tune on it!
Reminds me that I was thinking of retuning my 2nd H-D recently so that I could easily play Medieval Music along with the likes of say a Hurdy Gurdy, without having to leap all over the place for obscure notes in out of the way places on the instrument, but I haven't cracked it yet.
I might have to just stick to Fiddling them!
Thanks for posting this Nikita, who knows it may even encourage one of the Yang Qin players to sign up & join our merry band!