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  1. weis on May 20th, 2010

    This looks like a Korean Gayageum, or am I mistaken? The piece sounds more Western than traditional Sanjo.

  2. icastico on May 21st, 2010

    Love this. I want me one of them many stringed things.

  3. Maxwell on May 21st, 2010

    Hey Mike!

    Traditionally, Gayageum only have twelve strings (akin to the Japanese Koto which has 13) though recently you can find 21 stringed models, the traditional number found on the Chinese Guzheng (seen here).

    The lady in the video is Lin Ling of the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Not entirely certain which piece she’s playing as I’m more familiar with the Japanese koto canon and Gagaku… Here’s the rest of the (instructional) video:

  4. ElectricTurtle on December 2nd, 2010

    The piece being played is very famous in the Chinese classical works. She even says the name first: Jiang Jun Ling. It means ‘General’s Order’. Lin Ling is one of my favorite guzheng masters, I think she is the best of her generation of the Chaozhou school.