Sound Of China: Gu Qin

2021-10-15 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

(ECNS)--Traditional Chinese instruments can be traced back nearly 9,000 years, with ancient Chinese dedicated to inventing instruments that create fantastic melodies. Follow Lanny, our virtual host, to get a glimpse of these ancient musical delights.

The Chinese zither, called guqin, has existed for over 3,000 years. Guqin was one of the four arts - along with calligraphy, painting and an ancient form of chess - that Chinese scholars were expected to master. According to tradition, twenty years of training were required to attain proficiency. It takes over a hundred working procedures to make the instrument, including material selection, lacquering, tone tuning.




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