Guqin, literally meaning ancient ancient music instrument, is a seven-stringed zither without bridges. With a history of more than 3,000 years, Guqin music has been enlisted as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003.

Confucius was a master of this instrument. for thousands of years, Guqin has been regarded as a very important element for education for the purpose of enriching the heart and elevating human spirit. However, being considered as a high-class art form, it has never been very popular throughout history.

Listen to some of most classic Guqin tunes here.

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Ping Sha Luo Yan

This tune is a representative of Guqin music.

Mei Hua San Nong

This tune demonstrates the pride and fortitude of clubs in winter.

Long Shuo Cao

Melody of Long Shuo. The tune concerns a famous Chinese story of which Zhu Quan gives only the bare bones.

Liu Shui

Flowing water

Jiu Kuang

Wine fanatic

Gao Shan Liu Shui

High mountains and flowing water. Usually known as a masterpiece of Guzheng music, this is the Guqin edition.

Da Hu Jia

Long Version of Nomad Reed Pipe

Chang Men Yuan

Complaint of the long gate
Windows Media Player is required for playing all the music here.