.In my opinion, where the Chinese music notation system excels in developing aural skills, it lacks helpful visual elements. There is something almost eery about such a huge part of a culture being lost generation by generation - especially when the music being lost is so interesting to listen to, and so fascinating to study. The Internet has brought me more opportunities for exchange with the world outside. The lower the notes, the lower the pitch.
In other words, you do almost the same thing as when you practice qigong.
It is said that the famous calligraphers in Chinese history have all lived long lives. Holding the brush shaft between his thumb, index, and middle fingers, with the ring and little fingers tucked under the shaft, he dips the taupe tip of the brush into the ink until it has drawn in enough ink, then takes a careful look at a stone-inscription rubbing, lifts the wrist and the elbow, and starts to copy. There were plenty of Chinese people associated with the choir in Shanghai who were capable of leading rehearsal but they wanted a white person instead. The higher the notes on the staff, the higher the pitch. And there you have it: Your quick start guide to reading Chinese sheet music.
The solfege scale assigns every pitch in a scale a syllable. This makes for a fairly straightforward example. With a history of over three thousand years, Chinese calligraphy can be said to have appeared with the first Chinese characters. For a five-year-old, however, sitting quietly at a desk practicing calligraphy was not easy.
This is our friend, Emma, singing out of a music book we found at the Guangzhou Library.
So instead of using the capable Chinese teachers they flew Nathan over to Shanghai. The artistic forms of dots and lines can satisfy our eyes need for the aesthetic; the act of writing can satisfy our need for physical exercise, as it is an activity that involves our entire body and mind. There is not shape to any melody that a reader can look at and imitate. But the sauce tastes a little bitter. A dot above the number means that it should be sung in a lower octave.
When a work is done, the calligrapher puts his square seal at the very end, in red cinnabar paste, whereupon the whole piece immediately takes on its Chinese character. This has been especially true with Chinese calligraphy, for, when it comes to art people are free to express themselves in whatever ways they consider fit. An elderly Chinese practicing calligraphy.
Both children and adults I have talked to say that they do not use Chinese folk music in schools and that "only old people sing those songs".
Therefore, a student of calligraphy should not only study structures of Chinese characters, but also develop a habit of reading good books, appreciating works of art, and drawing from various sources of cultural treasures in order to raise the level of overall self-cultivation. A number with a line under it means to divide the rhythmic value in half like our stems on 8th notes.
There are lines beneath some numbers which show us the change from quarter notes to eighth notes. In the Chinese system everything is linear. A dot above the number means that it should be sung in a lower octave. I think they work together nicely, especially if the Chinese system is used first and then transitioned over to notes on a staff. Therefore, a student of calligraphy should not only study structures of Chinese characters, but also develop a habit of reading good books, appreciating works of art, and drawing from various sources of cultural treasures in order to raise the level of overall self-cultivation. The family of letters into which he was born attached great importance to his calligraphy practice even at that very early age.
After a character is written, he puts down the brush, examines his work, then shakes his head gently.