Just came back from my talk at Boston College. It’s titled “Peking Opera Percussion: Concept, Luogujing, and Patterns.” This presentation provided an overview of the formation, functions, and use of percussion music in Peking opera performance with live demonstration and some video clips. In the last part of the presentation, students were guided to learn […]
Just gave a lecture of Peking opera performance and music at Richmond Public Library in Richmond, BC, Canada. This lecture was organized by the Sound of Dragon Society, founded and operated by Tung Lan. It took place at an open space in the main building of the library with a small but engaging group of […]
Conducted two Peking Opera Percussion workshops (90 min. for each) at the Cambridge School of Weston last week for the school’s annual Diversity Day program. Small classes. Students were very engaged and came up with many good questions. All did very well in reciting the luogujing and pick up the percussion patterns quickly.
I am very glad to have my second visit to Boston College within a month to give another lecture on Peking Opera percussion music for Prof. Ann Lucas’ world music class. This is another fantastic class I met at BC. Students were very focused and seemed to be very interested in the material. […]
While people are excited about the high-end music writing app Staffpad’s release, VexTab, a much more economic, simple staff notation writing tool designed for Google Docs also just came out. VexTab is free, text-based and easy use tool to add/insert basic staff notation lines into your Google Docs. By typing some letters and symbols, such […]
An innovative Windows app for music writing is here: Staffpad. Released in early October, Staffpad is a sophisticated and fantastic app that allows direct hand-write music notation on a supported device, such as Microsoft Surface tablet/PC. I was very excited about this in the first glance and felt many musician/composer or anyone who wants to […]