Playing Traditional Chinese Instruments

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  • #9997
    Alan
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    I recently bought a Xun and I am trying to find people in Chengdu who I can talk to or practice with to help me learn how to play properly.

    Does anybody know of a social group/website/anything that can hep me out?

    #25784
    Cain
    Participant

    yikes… sounds fun. u should find a teacher before u get an instrument.

    #25789
    Alan
    Participant

    That would have probably been wise, but at 65rmb I won’t complain if it just turns into an ornament.

    #25790
    CharlieCharlie
    Keymaster

    Alan,

    That is awesome, congratulations. You will obviously be looking for Chinese people, so if you speak Chinese that will make everything much easier. A good place to check out would be the Sichuan Music University. There are shops which sell traditional instruments there and people who play them. That would be a good place to walk around and see if you can find teachers.

    The other thing to do would be search on Baidu for a teacher. I’m not sure what level your Chinese is at, but maybe you could get a Chinese person to help you out if you’re not comfortable with this.

    Good luck

    #25796
    Al the Dead
    Participant

    Alan sorry if i dissapoint you but youre in for on hell of a search. I myself study Guqin atm and it took me AGES to find someone willing to teach. To search someone in conservatory you need good chinese, just go to corresponding faculty first (should be Chinese traditional music or maybe wind and string).

    On the bright side, Xun is far mor often played than Qin so youll make it faster than me 🙂

    #25797
    CharlieCharlie
    Keymaster

    I just searched on Baidu (成都教埙) and the first thing I found was this discussion, where someone mentions he knows a teacher on second ring road somewhere: 谁知道成都有没有教埙?. You could contact that guy directly. This will certainly require Chinese language skills though.

    #25799
    Alan
    Participant

    Thanks guys.

    My Chinese is very basic right now so until it improves I’ll have to keep on the search for an English speaking Xun enthusiast.

    #25837
    benjaminlee
    Participant

    Don’t know why everybody’s hating. Not that hard. Found a guzheng teacher in no time and she spoke great english. Just start talking to some people around any university with a music program and I’m sure somebody knows somebody who would love to get a chance to make some more money. Maybe they won’t have perfect english but you don’t really need much when learning music. Good luck!

    #25838
    FedericoFederico
    Participant

    Wow interesting instrument! looks like an ocarina:

    OCARINA

    #25840
    baoluo
    Participant

    I’m surprised it took you so long to find a Guqin teacher. Between ChuanDa and the music school there are a lot of small-ish music schools in and around the place (kind of hidden, I guess) that normally cater to kids, but definitely teach adults as well. I’m learning Guzheng now and I’ve seen/heard pipa and guqin lessons around there as well.

    #25888
    Alan
    Participant

    @charlie I took a little walk past the Sichuan Music University today. It looks very promising but I didn’t have time to speak to anybody about lessons.

    You also helped me find a shortcut home from Kaffe Stuggan.

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