The Playing And Notation of The Right Hand - 3


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Bo Notation:
Name: Bo 撥
Explanation: Cup the index, middle and ring fingers together and pluck the string(s) (one or two) strongly in and fast to the left.

Lá Notation:
Name: Lá (or Cì) 剌
Explanation: Straighten the index, middle and ring fingers together and strum the string(s) (one or two) strongly out and fast to the right.

Bo Ci Notation:
Name: Bo Lá 撥剌
Explanation: Do Bo first with lighter strength then Lá later with strong strength.

Fú Notation:
Name: Fú 伏
Explanation: After doing Lá or Bo Lá , flatten together of the index, middle and ring finger and place them on the strings to stop the sound.

Zuo Notation:
Name: Cuo 撮
Explanation: Using the index finger to strum (Tiaǒ) and the middle finger to pluck (Gou) two strings together. The strength must be the same.

Da Zuo Notation:
Name: Dà Cuo 大撮
Explanation: Using the thumb and middle finger (Tuo, Gou) to pluck two strings(either the 1st and 6th or the 2nd and 7th) at the same time.The strength must be the same.

Fan Zuo Notation:
Name: Făn Cuo 反撮
Explanation: The opposite of Cuo, usually used after Cuo. Using the thumb and middle finger (Bò, Ti) or the index and middle finger (Muǒ, Ti) to strum and pluck two strings together.

Dă Yuán Notation:
Name: Dă Yuán 打圓
Explanation: Use Dă, Tiăo or Gou, Tiăo back and forth on 2 strings and consisting of six notes. First Dă, then Tiăo, a slight pause, then rapidly repeat the same movement twice. Fingers must be flexible to create continuous sound.

Li Notation:
Name: Lì 歷
Explanation: The index finger lightly and rapidly strums 2 or 3 strings in succession.

Guen Notation:
Name: Guěn 滾
Explanation: Tì (the ring finger) over several strings in succession, from the 7th to the 2nd string or form the 6th to the 1st string. Starting with a fast and strong strength then ended with a slow and soft movement. The energy started from the elbow to move the right hand forward. Make sure it's a continuous and clear sound.

Fu Notation:
Name: Fú 拂
Explanation: The opposite of Guěn but using the index finger to pluck strings from 1 to 6 or 2 to 7. Starting with a slow and soft strength and ending with a fast and strong movement.

Gun Fu Notation:
Name: Guěn Fú 滾拂
Explanation: The combination of Guěn and Fú. Started from the left inside to the right outside and back to the left inside, like a circle.

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