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What is the Guqin
Apr 26, 2017

Guqin, also known as Yao Qin, jade Harp, Silk tong and seven stringed piano, is the Chinese Han traditional dial string musical instruments, there are more than 3,000 years of history, belonging to the octave of silk. Guqin broad range, sound deep, lingering sound distant.

Since ancient times, "Qin" for its specific, in the 1820 of the 19th century has been in order to distinguish the piano and renamed Guqin. At the beginning of the 5 chord, the Han Dynasty customized to 7 strings, and has the logo melody of 13 emblem, also for the ritual and temperament implements. Qin is the most noble musical instrument in the Chinese culture, with "no reason to withdraw lute" and "Zuo Qin right book" said. In the Chinese traditional culture four arts "four arts" the first, was regarded as elegant representative of literati, 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.

Sui and Tang Dynasties Qin also passed into the East Asian countries, and for the traditional culture of these countries to learn and inherit. Modern times accompanied with Chinese footprints all over the world, the Westerners have become the symbol of Oriental culture.

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