JianZiPu is a way to write notation for Guqin (古琴) music. Guqin music is traditionally written using a character based system, but the character set isn't really found in any known languages. This font solves that problem.
I had a fun musical journey these past two weeks (in between holiday celebrations, and so so so much food). I am documenting some of my learnings, musings, and inventions here so I
Now that we've figured out where to press or touch to play notes (Part 1: Harmonics and Hui Positions , Guqin Part 2: Open & Pressed Notes), we need to figure out how to
In the last part of this series, Guqin Part 1: Harmonics and Hui Positions, I look at how harmonics determine the position of the 13 Huis (Huī 徽). These are the dots at
At the top of the Guqin, there are 13 dots, or Huī 徽. The Huis are used in Guqin notation to tell the player where to place their finger(s). For example, Hui
Lately, I picked up my old Guqin (古琴). It's an instrument with 7 strings. You place it on a table or on your lap. You pluck the string with your right hand and