03.03.21 伯牙绝弦 Chinese Gu Zheng Music response and learn 樂藥 (Music, Medicine)
Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Today we want to teach the kids a character embedded with some wisdom from our ancestors, music with healing properties. How "medicine"藥 is the character of "music" 樂with herbs, and "music"樂is the same character as "happiness"樂.
We looked at our Gu Zheng, which is one of the oldest instruments in China, cleverly designed with no semitones (so 12356 only). We did the puppet show about a very famous master musician 2000 years ago who played the instrument to a level no one else understand and his story with his soul mate.
Then we learnt the characters before started drawing and painting with two pieces of very famous old Gu Zheng music.
Youtube class link
Music we used River falling from high mountain 項斯華古箏獨奏：高山流水 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbCjceRPXyw Fighting typhoon 林玲-戰颱風
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORH7wi1tAbY Some other interesting ones Fishing boats at sunset《漁舟唱晚》王中山 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBWfukcihgk 【箏鼓和鳴】權御天下 Sun Quan The Emperor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxM1tjTvFAc
Pic 1 - theatre crew
Pic 2 age 8, BoYa with lyre, before the friend showed up. Background waterfall into the meditation pond, rock, tree and lavender. He looks happy because he mastered the music.
Pic 3 - age 4, The story had many versions, but always had the waterfall. Version 1 was musician with crazy hair lost his friend, but a worm came out of his mouth and found his friend
Pic 4 - age 3, response to music 1 (waterfall high mountain) ais a big giant surrounded by moons
Pic 5 - age 3, response to music 2 (fighting typhoon) is some road (mummy thinks its Beijing ring roads) and this person running like dots.
Pic 6 - age 5, penguin teacher took BoYa and his new friend to see the amazing new teacher of nature together
Pic 7 - age 5, happy flower for new baby sitter
Pic 8, gu zheng
Pic 9 - Chinese character "music" (and happiness)