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A Brief Analysis on Primary Piano Works with Chinese National Style, Take Liyinghai's “50 Piano Pieces of Folk Songs” as an Example

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DOI: 10.23977/jfar.2021.010303 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 330


Zhou ChenHao 1


1 Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110000, China

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Zhou ChenHao


It has been more than a hundred years since the piano was introduced to China, which has gone through many stages of development, such as the initial stage of germination, the stage of exploration, the stage of rising and the stage of innovation and creation. After continuous development and integration, China’s musicians have begun to establish a piano music system with Chinese national characteristics step by step in creation of works, piano performance, piano teaching and other fields, leading to rapid development and improvement inboth piano performance and teaching. Western textbooks are wildly adopted for most of the primary piano teaching in China and beginners are not familar enough with Chinese piano works, they pay less attention to piano music with national styles. However, Mr. Li’s work, “50 Piano Pieces of Folk Songs”, as teaching materials for beginners of piano just fills this vacancy. This book is written on the basis of folk songs all over China, combining with the mode theory mentioned in Mr. Li’s theoretical research work “Harmony Tone of Han Nationality” and Western advanced composition techniques, which is a practical work on the applications of the mode and tone theories of Han Chinese with piano as a carriery. In this paper, the author analyzes the development, creation techniques and other aspects of piano works with contemporary Chinese style with Mr. Li Yinghai’s piano work, “50 Piano Pieces of Folk Songs”, as an example. Most importantly, the author aims to apply various teaching points obtained through an analysis on the key and difficult parts of the performance and teaching of this work to the actual primary pinao teaching so that beginners can continuously improve their skills during the learning process. As teachers, it is important for us to make students understand the importance of piano works with Chinese style in the teaching process so that they could improve their musical literacy by learning and playing the excellent piano music works to promote the unique artistic charm of Chinese piano music.


Li yinghai, Folk song style, Piano music, Piano teaching


Liu Wenjuan, A Brief Analysis on Primary Piano Works with Chinese National Style, Take Liyinghai's “50 Piano Pieces of Folk Songs” as an Example. Journal of Frontiers in Art Research (2021) 1: 8-11. DOI:


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