About Guqin

Guqin is a Chinese ancient instrument with 7 strings. The tuning mostly is CDFGACD or CDEGACD.  It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars like Confucius. In 2003 this instrument became a world culture heritage by UNESCO. Instruments, for example the Qin have been used to express that the earth is part of the big universe and the human body is a small universe; through meditation people absorb energy from the universe. Laozi, the founder of Daoism stated “the biggest sound is no sound”. To play the guqin is not for show but for self-refinement. Today’s guqin uses the original symbolized Chinese characters notation with the five-line notation translation. The instrument keeps the original form. 



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