(ECNS)--Traditional Chinese instruments can be traced back nearly 9,000 years, with ancient Chinese dedicated to inventing instruments that create fantastic melodies. Follow Lanny, our virtual host, to get a glimpse of these ancient musical delights.

  The Chinese zither, called guqin, has existed for over 3,000 years. Guqin was one of the four arts - along with calligraphy, painting and an ancient form of chess - that Chinese scholars were expected to master. According to tradition, twenty years of training were required to attain proficiency. It takes over a hundred working procedures to make the instrument, including material selection, lacquering, tone tuning.

  The Chinese Guqin has a history of more than 3,000 years.

"Qin, chess, calligraphy and calligraphy" has been hailed as the "four arts of elegance and rhyme" of ancient Chinese literati who cultivated their moral character and cultivated sentiment, and the guqin ranked first among the four.

According to legend, only twenty years of training can achieve exquisite skills.

In addition, the production of guqin is also very sophisticated, with more than 100 processes including material selection, painting, and tuning.

Editor in charge: 【Luo Pan】

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