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The origins of Guqin
Apr 26, 2017

Guqin, also known as Yao Qin, jade Harp, Silk tong and seven stringed piano, is the Han traditional musical instruments, at least 3,000 years of history.

Ancient books records Fuxi as piano, and Shen Nong as piano, the Yellow Emperor made piano, Tang Yao making piano legend; Shun Ding Qin is five strings, Wen Wangzeng a chord, Wu Wang Fazhou and add a chord is seven strings; it can be seen that guqin culture has a long history and profound.

Guqin has the symbol melody of 13 emblem, also for the ritual and temperament implements. It belongs to the yarn of the octave. Guqin broad range, sound deep, lingering sound distant.

Guqin is the most noble musical instrument in Chinese culture, since ancient times "Qin" for its specific, in the 1920 of the 20th century for the piano to distinguish between renamed Guqin. Jean has "no reason to withdraw lute" and "Zuo Qin right book" said. The top of the four art of Chinese Traditional culture "four arts", is regarded as elegant representative, also for the literati singing accompaniment musical instruments, has been a lot of scholars have been the necessary knowledge and compulsory subjects. The story of "mountain Stream" and "Zhong Zi" in the period of the tooth, the "Qin" is regarded as a symbol of friendship. A large number of poetry and poems have the figure of piano.

The extant piano music more than 3,360 more, piano spectrum more than 130, piano song 300. The main spread is the Chinese culture circle countries and regions, such as China, North Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia, while Europe, the Americas also has the piano organization of piano. Guqin as China's earliest plucked instruments, is the treasure of Huaxia culture, is the human oral and Intangible Heritage masterpiece.

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