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Qinxue Xinsheng Xiepu
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琴學心聲諧譜 1
1664
A chart from Qinxue Xinsheng Xiepu2 (complete .pdf)    
Qinxue Xinsheng, originally published in 1664, has the music of Zhuang Zhenfeng of Nanjing (金陵), teacher of Jiang Xingchou. Jiang, who went to Japan around the year 1676 and became known there as Shin-Etsu, started the modern tradition of qin play in Japan. Presumably Jiang Xingchou took a copy of it with him when he went to Japan, but it is not clear which of its melodies he may have played or taught.

The handbook has 2 folios in all, with 14 melodies, eight having lyrics. All but the Buddhist chant Shitan Zhang are said to have been Zhuang's own compositions, appearing here for the first time, including the popular Wuye Wu Qiufeng. The source of whatever other melodies he played and presumably taught is not known

Van Gulik mentions the presence of his handbook in Japan in Lore, p.231.

Melodies I play (have reconstructed) from this handbook include:

Of particular interest for its use of ci forms:

For further information see the Table of Contents as well as the entry on Zhuang Zhenfeng

 

 

 

 

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Qinxue Xinsheng Xiepu (1664; XII.1)
2 folios; by 金陵莊臻鳳) Zhuang Zhenfeng of Nanjing. In addition to being a teacher of Shin-Etsu he had connections to Cheng Xiong

(There is no handbook called 琴學新聲.)
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2. Image
Copied from QQJC XII/21
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