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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Guang Ling San

This tune was composed as early as in the Eastern Han Dynasty, and is known for its great momentum.

Gao Shan

High mountains

Gu Guan Yu Shen

Encountering spirits in a lonely room

Kong Zi Du Yi

Confucius reading Yi Jing (Book of Changes)

Pei Lan

Wearing orchid

Tao Yuan

Peach garden

Zui Yu Chang Wan

Drunk fisherman singing at night

Yu Qiao Wen Da

Dialogue between a fisherman and an woodman

You Lan

Orchid in serenity

Yi Gu Ren

Recalling an old friend

Xiao Xiang Shui Yun

Water and cloud in Xiao and Xiang rivers

Tian Feng Huan Pei

The tune was composed in the Ming Dynasty

Pu An Zhou

This is a Buddhist sutra tune.
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