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How to Play Bawu and Hulusi: A Beginner’s Guide to these Popular Chinese Wind Instruments Paperback – November 24, 2011
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It includes a fingering guide for the nine basic notes you can hit without special fingering or breathing techniques. These are available for the keys of low D, high D, F, G, A, Bb, and C. There are a few pages of instruction on "alternate fingerings" for the half-steps (sharps and flats) and the "missing notes" that you cannot hit with the standard fingerings. It discusses the basic procedures for blowing under-tones and over-tones to get some different notes, half-covering some holes to get different notes, and skipping one hole to get different notes. These tips are valid for the hulusi and bawu both. It assumes that the bawu is in the key of G, and the hulusi is in C. So the fingering patterns it describes will be different notes if yours is in a different key, but the play style will be the same. It also has a little mini-guide on how the Chinese musical notation "jianpu" is supposed to be read and played. Much of the instruction on how to play the instrument is actually discussed in the "Do Re Mi..." notation rather than using real notes.
Practice tunes are written in keys of C and G. There are five English tunes and 13 Chinese tunes. They are all written in the standard Western notation. "Amazing Grace" is written in both Western and Jianpu so you can compare the Jianpu to the Western musical notation styles. All of the English tunes also include a "tablature" notation to show you how to finger each note (assuming your instrument is in the right key; if yours is not in C or G then you must transpose the music for it to sound right). The Chinese tunes do not include tablature notation.
FYI!!! THIS BOOK ONLY OFFERS KEY C AND G FOR TUNES/INFO. THERE IS A PAPERBACK THAT HAS ALL THE NOTES AVAILABLE.