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XLTQT / ToC / Dalü Yi / Kongtong Wen Dao Listen to my recording 聽錄音
123. Kongtong Mountain Prelude
- Dalü mode: from standard tuning lower 3rd string: 1 2 3 5 6 1 2
崆峒引
Kongtong Yin 1

Commentary on Kongtong Yin in Xilutang Qintong is combined with that of #124 Kongtong Wen Dao. The title Kongtong Yin occurs, without commentary, as an unrelated melody in two later handbooks.2

 
Preface

Included with #124 Kongtong Wen Dao

 
Music: Three Sections (timings are from my recording 聽錄音; comes after the prelude and before Kongtong Wen Dao)

00.00   1.
00.35   2. (harmonics)
01.10   3.
01.53       harmonic coda
02.12       end

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Kongtong Yin 崆峒引
8334.1 kongtong. Name of mountain; Zhuangzi (who calls it 空同) says the Yellow Emperor discussed the Dao here. Name of mountains in Jiangxi, Gansu (several?) and Sichuan; island off Shandong.
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2. Tracing Kongtong Yin (QQJC III/219)
Zha Fuxi's index lists the following versions (22/--/--): published in here in 1525 as well as two others, 1691 and 1692 (but not 1647!). The three listed versions are,

  1. 西麓堂琴統 Xilutang Qintong (1525; above)
  2. 德音堂琴譜 Deyintang Qinpu (1691; QQJC, XII/508)
  3. 徽言秘旨訂 Huiyan Mizhi Ding (1692; QQJC, X/257; it is not in 1647).

The first, in three sections and using lowered third string tuning, has no relation to the latter two, both of which have 8 sections, use standard tuning and seem identical to each other.
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