Guqin

Guqin

The guqin is a highly-esteemed Chinese classical instrument, traditionally used by scholars and member of the elite. It is considered to be an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, and is believed to be about 5000 years old.

Although the instrument is very quiet by nature, it is capable of sounding a rich array of harmonics. Numerous schools of guqin exist, differing in their interpretation of the music as well as playing style.