Some articles on strings, silk strings, silk:
... Although most contemporary players use nylon-wrapped metal strings, some argue that nylon-wrapped metal strings cannot replace silk strings for their refinement of tone ... Further, it is the case that nylon-wrapped metal strings can cause damage to the wood of old qins ... feel that the sound of the fingers of the left hand sliding on the strings to be a distinctive feature of qin music ...
... Main article Guqin strings Until recently, the guqin's strings were always made of various thicknesses of twisted silk, but since then most players use modern nylon-flatwound steel strings ... partly due to the scarcity of high quality silk strings and partly due to the newer strings' greater durability and louder tone ... Silk strings are made by gathering a prescribed number of strands of silk thread, then twisting them tightly together ...
... Traditionally, the strings were wrapped around the goose feet 『雁足』, but there has been a device that has been invented, which is a block of wood ... the physical strength to pull and add tension to the strings when wrapping the ends to the goose feet ... thus many qin players prefer the traditional manner of tuning many also feel that the strings should be firmly wrapped to the goose feet in order that the sound may be "grounded" into the qin ...
Famous quotes containing the words strings and/or silk:
“it was older sure than this years cutting,
Or even last years or the years before.
The wood was gray and the bark warping off it
And the pile somewhat sunken. Clematis
Had wound strings round and round it like a bundle.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Tis not your inky brows, your black silk hair,
Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream
That can entame my spirits to your worship.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)