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Qin vs. Guqin — What's the Difference?

Qin vs. Guqin — What's the Difference?

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(musical instrument) Any of several traditional Chinese musical instruments, most commonly the seven-stringed instrument more specifically called the guqin.
Mar 11, 2022


The guqin ([kùtɕʰǐn] (listen); Chinese: 古琴) is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote "a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason," as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Mar 11, 2022


A plucked zither-like stringed instrument (chordophone), traditionally featuring seven unfretted strings, originating in ancient China.
Mar 11, 2022

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