My interests include physics and the use of NMR and msr techniques to study electronic properties of metals), martial arts(primarily Yang style taijiquan and Hsing I under the tutelage of Grand Master Raymond Chung since 1968). I also teach Yang style tai chi for health and self defense at UBC when the interest is there.. My interest in the guqin has been only since 1993. I have read that it would take probably about 10 years to become proficient in the playing of this instrument and I have concluded that if I practiced more, that opinion is not far from the truth. Mostly I am playing tunes from tablature in various chinpus (handbooks that also provide insight to fingering techniques). I get further insight from my interaction with proficient players who I meet from time to time in my travels both virtual and actual. The web site of John Thompson provides considerable insight to this instrument and its music. Recently I have become interested in the "physics" of the guqin.
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