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122. Defining Dalü Mode
- commonly called manjiao;2 from standard tuning lower 3rd string: 1 2 3 5 6 1 2
大呂意 1
Dalü Yi

Xilutang Qintong adds the following commentary at the beginning of melodies in the dalü mode:

"Huangzhong, taicou and dalü diao (modes) all use the first (string) as gong. Open third corresponds to the 11th position on the first string. It is commonly called manjiao (lowered 3rd string) mode."

Dalü (great tone) is the name of the second of the 12 Chinese tones. I have not been able yet to determine whether the modal characteristics of the three diao with lower third tuning differ in any way.

Xilutang Qintong has two melodies included with dalü mode, #114 Kongtong Yin and #115 Kongtong Wen Dao. With #99 Huangzhong Yi (Meaning of Huangzhong Mode) there is only #100 Li Ling Si Han (Li Ling Thinks of Han). With #101 Taicou Yi (Meaning of Taicou Mode) are #102 Dinghui Yin (Fixed on the Intellect), #103 Dunshi Cao (Withdrawing from Society), #104 Lingyun Yin (Reaching the Clouds) and #105 Baji You (Roaming All Over).

 
Preface

None

Music
One Section; timings follow
my recording 聽錄音 (followed by Kongtong Yin)

00.00   1.
00.42   harmonic coda
01.01   end

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Dalü Mode (大呂意 Dalü Yi)
5960.433 dalü. Name of a large bell in the Zhou temple; sixth of the yin (陰 female) (律 tones)
(Return)

2. 慢角 (Return)

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