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21. Celestial Air Defining Old Shang Mode
- Shang mode:2 standard tuning played as 1 2 4 5 6 1 2
神品古商意 1
Shenpin Gu Shang Yi

See the Shang Mode introduction. Although this is a separate melody, it is related and seems modally the same.

After Shen Qi Mi Pu (1425), Old Shang Modal Preludes appear in handbooks dated 1546, 1561, 1623 and 1670, only the last one being the same as 1425. They are included in the chart under Shenpin Shang Yi.3

 
Original preface
None

 
Music
One section

(00.53) -- harmonics
(01.03) -- Modal prelude ends

 

 

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a
separate page)

1. 神品古商意 (Return)

2. Old shang mode (古商調 gu shangdiao) modal characteristics
Standard tuning may also be considered as 5 6 1 2 3 5 6. For more on modes, see Modality in Early Ming Qin Tablature.
(Return)

3. Tracing old shang mode (古商調 gu shangdiao)
The chart under Shenpin Shang Yi includes all the various shang modal preludes.
(Return)

Return to the Shen Qi Mi Pu ToC or to the Guqin ToC.