Sunday, February 24, 2019

爛柯行 A journey of a decayed axe handle

唐朝詩人孟郊〈爛柯山石橋〉:
仙界一日內,人間千載窮,
雙棋未遍局,萬物皆爲空。
樵客返歸路,斧柯爛從風,
唯餘石橋在,猶自凌丹紅。


李祐心先生演奏 Peformed by Mr. Li Yoxin


此曲頗有仙意
 "柯" 為斧柄. 一樵夫入山, 見一老一少正在下棋, 便把手上的斧頭放下, 專心的 觀棋, 不久, 少的轉頭對樵夫說: 你是否該回家了. 樵夫轉身要拾起自己的斧頭, 發現斧柄已腐朽, 原本鋒利的斧頭也殘鏽了, 原來樵夫入了仙境. 仙界一日, 人間早已千年...

"Ke" is the handle of an axe. A woodcutter entered a mountain, saw an old man and a young man playing chess. The woodcutter put down his axe , and stood there watching the chess game. Not too long after, the young man turn to him and said: Should you go home now? The woodcutter turned to pick up his axe but realized that the axe handle was decayed and the sharp knife was rusted. The woodcutter was actually entered a fairyland... One day in the fairyland, the human world has been thousands of years... This qin melody played by Mr. Li Yoxin is called Lan Ke Xin (trip of a decayed axe handle).

2018/11/1
聽完李祐心的演奏, 讓我也想打此曲. 找出清朝的德音堂琴譜, 此曲為尹芝仙作.
對於節奏的拿捏, 參考祐心先生的演奏, 逐漸找出自己的節奏. 心中也一直懷想著此曲的背景故事. 過程中有感古時學琴必得先聽老師彈, 節奏與細微處譜上無法看出的部分, 不先聽老師彈, 就得花多一點時間慢慢試, 慢慢體會. 如今video or sound recording 就如同老師, 也幫助了對細微處的提點. 重點自己也要會聽, 仔細聽, 在譜上做記號. 一彈再彈, 彈到腦中自動記住. 那個旋律感就出來了.

尹尔韬,号芝仙,浙江山阴人。宋儒尹彦明之后。精音律,明崇祯间,官武英殿中书。帝处之左右,每弹琴至精妙处,帝不觉击节曰:“仙乎,仙乎!”因号“芝仙”。明末游寓苏门,徜徉山水,志行高洁,力敦古道。孙征君极重之,乐与为友。所著有《徽言秘旨》。子域,汲县庠生。

2019/2/24
停了一段時間, 今日再度拿出此曲來練習. 越發欣賞此曲作曲者之心思.
Today, I pick up this piece after a long suspend. I enjoy to follow through the notation again, step by step, realizing how the composer (尹爾韜 Yǐn'ěr Tāo, around 1600-1678) arranged his fingers and notes and make this piece very interesting.

2019/4/27
小鎖, 背鎖 = 三聲
短鎖 = 五聲
長鎖 = 七聲