Introduction and History of Chinese Traditional Instruments

1. 古琴 Guqin It is also called “琴” (Qin) or “七弦琴” (Seven-stringed Zither) and deemed “Father of Chinese Instruments.” The oldest writing about Guqin is showed in 《詩經》(collection of poems) three thousand years ago, and the most similar instrument to …

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Japanese Traditional Instrument, “Shamisen”

One of our popular artists, Yoshida Brothers. I bet some of you guys already know them since we’ve talked about Yoshida Brothers several times on this blog. Therefore, you might be familiar with the instruments that they always play. That …

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