Litany of Ornamentation

In this series of articles, we examine in more detail the various techniques that are used in the dizi that can enhance a mere playing of the general tones. These build upon the material that was first presented in the fundamentals of dizi series of articles.

To make things a little easier, we have broadly classified the litany of ornamentation according to the primary mechanism behind them. They are:

  1. Breathing techniques
  2. Tongue techniques
  3. Finger techniques
  4. Compound techniques

In each category, a description of how to apply/train for the ornamentation technique is provided. Once again, these textual descriptions are no match for proper instruction from a qualified instructor.