The Cultural Content and Singing Skills of the National Vocal Music Chang Xiang Zhi

Xiaowei LAN

Abstract


The national vocal music Chang Xiang Zhi is a piece of highly valued work in both educational and practical singing. It originated from the collection of Yuefu songs of Han Dynasty and has abundant historical and cultural contents. How to deal with this kind of work that has a close relation with Chinese traditional culture? The singer needs to not only understand its cultural background and characteristics, but also find its origin and grasp the spiritual nature of the work. In respect of singing skills, the singer needs to show the characteristics of natural and pure, simple and elegant, translucent and transparent, light and graceful of the work in the use of acoustic methods and processing techniques, and also needs to carefully study and experience its cultural contents, making his or her voice abound in the lingering charm of the traditional folk music culture aesthetics.


Keywords


Chang Xiang Zhi; Cultural contents; Singing skills; Folk music

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9881

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