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Guzheng

Guzheng (pinyin: Gǔ Zhēng), also known as Hanzheng and Qinzheng, is an ancient national musical instrument of the Han nationality and is popular all over China. It is often used for solo, duet, instrumental ensemble and accompaniment of song and dance, opera and folk art. Because of its wide range, beautiful timbre, rich playing skills and strong expressiveness, it is known as the "King of Music", also known as "Oriental Piano", and is one of the unique and important national musical instruments in China.

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  • Chinese name:Guzheng
  • time of origin:Warring States Period
  • category:plucked string instrument
  • shape:rectangular wooden speaker
  • aka:Hanzheng, Qinzheng, Yaozheng, Luanzheng
  • timbre:crisp and sweet
  • Representative track:Fishing boat singing late, fighting typhoon, high mountains and flowing water
history
During the Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties, due to the development of zheng skills and zheng art, people's names for zheng became more and more complicated. Among the more than 100 zheng chanting poems in "Complete Tang Poems", there are as many as 20 titles of zheng.
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With the continuous development of zheng playing technology and the strengthening of playing strength, as well as the thickening of zheng strings, false armor has become more popular.
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There is a legend in ancient times: The Yellow Emperor ordered Su Nu to play a fifty-stringed serpent. After listening to it, she was saddened, so she broke the serpent, and there are only twenty-five strings left. In Qin, there were two brothers arguing with each other, and the result was broken into two, and the name of the zheng was obtained from this.
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Guzheng is one of the oldest plucked instruments in my country. As early as the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, it was prevalent in Shaanxi and Gansu. In 237 BC, when Li Si wrote to Qin Shihuang, he described the vivid scene of folk zheng songs: "The husband strikes the urn and knocks the fou, and the zheng beats the head and sings. Woohoo, quick ears and eyes, the true voice of Qin."
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As early as the Warring States Period from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC, the guzheng was widely circulated in the Qin state (now Shaanxi). The origin of the guzheng is still inconclusive. Due to historical changes and regional influences, local styles and playing techniques have been different, and thus various different guzheng schools have been formed today, making the development of guzheng more and more prosperous.
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artist
Wang Li is a Chinese music master, whose representative work is Liuyang River.
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Zang Hongxiao, born in June 2006, is currently studying at Xinqiao Senior High School in Changzhou City. He is under the tutelage of Mr. Jiang Zhoujian, a member of the Aesthetic Education Working Committee of the Chinese Art Vocational Education Association and the founder of the Jiangsu Zhouyi Aesthetic Education Brand.
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Su Yitong, a young Chinese guzheng player, founded the Beijing Guoyin Yaleqin Museum in 2012, and in 2013 established the "Zhonghua Zheng" Five-color String Orchestra.
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Yang Yang (scientific name Hu Xuwan) was born in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. At the age of 18, he is currently studying Guzheng in the third grade of the high school attached to the Central Conservatory of Music. Under the tutelage of Professor Yuan Sha, a famous guzheng performer and educator from the Central Conservatory of Music.
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Zhan Qian, female, from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, is a young Chinese guzheng performer. She is currently studying at the School of Music of Nanjing University of the Arts, pursuing a master's degree in Chinese musical instrument performance under the tutelage of her tutor, Professor Yan Aihua, a guzheng educator.
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news
On the occasion of the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the outstanding representatives of the Chinese zither landed in the Times Square in New York, the United States, and broadcast on the NASDAQ large screen, and sent greetings to the Chinese people all over the world.
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At the beginning of the year, on the stage of CCTV's "Voyage 2023" New Year's Eve gala, Li Yang Guanyu, a zither player from Xuzhou, and a virtual performer played the song "Thousands of Miles of Mountains and seas" together, showing the beauty of rhythm of Chinese music between real and virtual, between mountains and rivers and the sea.
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Recently, the opening ceremony of "Learn the Top 20 · Jiangxi Poyang Zheng First" Jiangxi Guzheng Society, Jiangxi Guzheng culture and art achievement Exhibition, Guzheng master concert was held in Jiangxi Art Center.
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In the first half of 2022, henan lankao Gu Yang township government decision after discuss with related units, national instruments in music town street lankao public training - class craftsmen, invited lankao rural vocational college professional town in guzheng and pipa music the teacher on the scene teaching.
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Recently, the "Inheritance and Development of Chinese Guzheng" academic seminar sponsored by the "Inheritance and Development of Chinese Guzheng" project team of China Conservatory of Music was held online. It was sponsored by the Cultural Masters and "Four Batch" talent project of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee.
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