- what is Guzheng?
The guzheng (Chinese: 古箏), also known as the Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. It has 16 (or more) strings and movable bridges. The modern guzheng usually has 21 strings, and is 64 inches (1,600 mm) long. It has a large, resonant cavity made from wutong wood.
resource : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzheng
This is how Guzheng looks like!
- The details
Usually there is a small box on the right side of the gushing where you can adjust the string if it’s out of tune. There’s a pliers that comes with the Guzheng to adjust the string.
- How to play it
Usually, you play it with some fingerpick. As I know, it made from a Turtle Shell. My teacher told me that info, I can’t confirm if it’s right or not, but I’m kind of believe it.
It comes with a red box to place it.
when you want to put it to your hand , you can use some roll fingers adhesive tape. This tape is made for Guzheng , because the wide of the tape is thinner than the usual one you can find in Walmart or anywhere else. It’s designed for Guzheng/Zither/Guitar. You can find this on Amazon for 11 bucks.
- The strings
Modern Guzheng has 21 strings in total. Chinese Instrument usually only have 5 major notes, such as : Do,re,Mi,Sol,La. Other than that, you need to press the strings that are in the outside of the zone above. They also has chord like a piano, but mostly for Guzheng I usually play on D major or G major. If you look closely, the thickness of the strings are different. The more thin the strings are the higher notes you will get, but the more thick the strings are the more lower notes you will get. In Guzheng, it come from the thick to thin means from low tone to high tone. There are 4 green strings. For D major in Guzheng, the green strings are “Sol”. For G major in Guzheng , The green strings are “Re”.
- The song that you can play
Basically, you can play any songs you want, but if want to learn from basic usually you will learn a lots of Chinese song.
- Can Lobster Lover play this Instrument ?
Lobster Lover can play this Instrument. she has been play this Instrument since she was 7 years old till now. Lobster lover learn this Instrument in one of the Chinese music school in Indonesia and has been doing a great job all of this time.
Lobster Lover learn this instrument at Hong Hua Music school.
Address : JL Kakap, Blok B0201, RT.2/RW.5, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13220, Indonesia.