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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