The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 21, 2014

* / qinqin

The qinqin is a Chinese instrument based on a scale
of seven 'equidistant' notes (compared to our usual
scale of twelve) to the octave. This opens up a lot
of opportunities; you can hear the scales of Chinese
opera here. It has very high frets and is a bit
difficult to play, but here it is and I'm doing
something related to opera, to pipa music, to dance
and breath, upon it -


Item 791 in:

Pierre d'Herouville's

There is so much information in the entire Gambus
Project! - Do check this out. I've used the
instrument a lot recently - it sounds amazing.

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