LIUQIN LESSONS

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Also known as the liu ye qin (willow leaf instrument), tu pipa, or jin gang tui, the liuqin is a pipa-lookalike that has a history of more than a hundred years.

Known for its bright, penetrative sound quality in the Chinese orchestra, this Chinese mandolin is the accompanying instrument of choice for folk operas.

Today, the liuqin is also an indispensible instrument in the Chinese orchestra.

Its versatility allows it to execute quick, passionate and carefree excerpts, thus garnering increasing popularity in recent years.

6 Reasons To Learn Liuqin

LIUQIN

please view a liuqin concerto


WHY EASON MUSIC?

6 reasons why you should learn from us

CHOOSE YOUR OBJECTIVES

In Eason Music we recognise that different people have different objectives when learning the Liuqin.
Thus the choice is yours to choose to learn for leisure or for exams.

Leisure

When you learn for leisure, you can have a stress free learning experience by choosing the types of songs that you want to learn. You pick up the basics of the instrument through learning your choice songs.

Exams

When you learn for exams, you have a choice of either following the examination syllabus of Teng-CI-NTU Chinese instrumental examination or NAFA Chinese instrumental examination. Instructors will formulate lesson plans based on either syllabus.

TENG NTU-CI Exam Syllabus

Beginner Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 1 repertoire:
Xiao Bai Chuan (小白船), Er Ge Lian Zou (儿歌联奏), Meng Zhong De Xiao Zhu Lou (梦中的小竹楼), Rasa Sayang

Grade 2 repertoire:
Kuai Le De Luo Suo (快乐的啰嗦), Paradetas, Wo Zui Ai De Dong Xi - Xuan Zi 'Yin Yue Zhi Sheng' (我最爱的东西 - 选自 《音乐之声》), Qing Chun Zhi Wu (青春之舞)

Grade 3 repertoire:
Mi Mi Lian Xian Ji - Zhu Ti Ge (《咪咪历险记》 主题歌), Arirang (阿里郎), Sen Ji De Ma (森吉德玛), Xiao Bu Wu Qu (小步舞曲)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 4 repertoire:
Xing Xing Suo (星星索), Pan Hong Jun (盼红军), Yue Ya Wu Geng (月牙五更), Mu Yang Qu (牧羊曲)

Grade 5 repertoire:
Jie Ri (节日), Zao Tian Lei (早天雷), Jin Ping Si De Xiao Shan (金瓶似的小山), Sen Ji De Ma (森吉德玛)

Grade 6 repertoire:
Tu Er Qi Jin Xing Qu (土耳其进行曲), Xiu Jin Bian (绣金匾), Xin Chun Le(新春乐), Shuang Sheng De Tian Shan (双胜的天山)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 7 repertoire:
Yu Hou Ting Yuan (雨后庭院), Chun Dao Yi He (春到沂河), Xing Fu Qu (幸福渠), Xiong Ya Li Wu Qu (匈牙利舞曲)

Grade 8 repertoire:
Ye Feng Fei Wu (野蜂飞舞), Yun Que (云雀), Long Chuan (龙船), Jian Qi (剑器), Ka Men (卡门)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

MEET OUR LIUQIN TEACHERS!

our team

A student is only as good as her teacher. We only work with qualified and dedicated teachers


Lam Zipeng


Mr Lam Zipeng has a bachelor's degree in Arts (Guzheng, Ruan) from the China Conservatory of music, Beijing, China. He also has a grade 8 in piano by the associated board of the royal schools of music, UK.

Wong Wai Kit


Wong Wai Kit began playing the Zhongruan at the age of 6. Since the age of 13, he had been under the tutelage of Ding Xiao Yan and Fu Yingying and is currently under the tutelage of Han Ying.

Liuqin Lessons Information

You can opt to take Liuqin lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comfort of your home. Different rates apply.
STUDIO
Location
CT Hub 2
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees*

1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Beginner: starting from SGD 160 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: starting from SGD 203.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: starting from SGD 235.40 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: starting from SGD 313.90 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: starting from SGD 356.70 (60min)/month

  • *All prices stated are base prices. Final monthly fee may vary. Do contact us for more information.

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HOME
Location
Your preferred location
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees*
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Beginner: starting from SGD 278.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: starting from SGD 310.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced:starting from SGD 342.40 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: starting from SGD 420.90 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: starting from SGD 463.00 (60min)/month

  • *All prices stated are base prices. Final monthly fee may vary. Do contact us for more information.

    Register now!

Book a Trial!

Not sure if it is for you? Take a one time trial Liuqin lesson!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1What does the Liuqin sound like?
The Liuqin sounds like a mandolin, it is high pitched and penetrative.
2It is easy to learn the Liuqin?
The Liuqin is easier to learn compared to other Chinese music instruments like Erhu or Pipa. But as with all instruments, mastering the Liuqin needs years of effort and practice. The fine and tough strings of the Liuqin might need some getting used to as well.
3How do you play the Liuqin?
The left hand frets the instrument like any other fretted instrument and the right hand picks the notes with an elliptical pick.
4What is the Liuqin made of?
The sound board of the Liuqin is made of paulownia wood. The entire back part of the Liuqin, neck and head can be made of different materials like basswood, rosewood, sandalwood, hualiwood etc., depending on the quality. The commonly used frets now is alloy material and steel, depending on the maker. Do visit our online store to see our selections of Liuqins.
5What can you play using a Liuqin?
You can mainly play melodies on the Zhongruan. It is widely used to play traditional Chinese pieces but you can also attempt western classical pieces that’s written for violins, mandolin or lute.
6Is the Liuqin related to the Pipa?
Contrary to the similarity of their shape, the Liuqin is actually more similar to the Zhongruan than the Pipa. The tuning of the Liuqin is similar to the Zhongruan, i.e. G D G D, while the Pipa is tuned to A D E A. The method of playing for Liuqin is also similar to the Zhongruan, which uses picks. The Pipa meanwhile uses faux nails on all 5 fingers.

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