Se (pinyin: sè), a traditional plucked stringed instrument, is similar in shape to a zheng but slightly wider. Tuned according to the pentatonic mode, it is often used as an accompaniment instrument for the qin, and is often called the qinse together with the guqin. Se has an important position in Chinese culture and is often referred to as the guqin.


  • Pinyin:
  • Classification:plucked instruments
  • origin:Warring States Period
  • number of strings:25
  • length:About 150 to 170cm
The earliest serenade had fifty strings, so it was also called "fifty strings". "Book of Songs" records that "a fair lady is a friend of the piano", "I have guests, and I play the sheng".
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The origin of ser is very long, and it accounts for the largest proportion of the stringed instruments found in archaeology. Its excavation sites are concentrated in Hubei, Hunan and Henan provinces, and most of them are from the Eastern Zhou tombs. In other provinces such as Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Liaoning, only a few sporadic findings were found. It is recorded in the literature that "Paoxi's" was a surrogate.
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Fu Lina, female, Han nationality, was born in Kaifeng City, Henan Province in 1956. In January 1978, he entered the Art Department of Henan University to study, under the tutelage of Professor Lu Fei Ruzhen, who is a high-skilled teacher of Mr. Chen Hong, to study solfeggio. Graduated in January 1982 with a bachelor's degree.
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One end of the qin is big and the other is small. The strings are drawn out from the thin end and radiate to the other end in a diverging shape. The surface of the qin is curved and the bottom of the qin is flat; the zither is a standard rectangle, and the distribution of the strings is parallel. The number of strings on the qin and the zither is also different, and the qin is generally 7 strings. The strings of the se are generally more, the ancient is 50 strings, and now it is mostly 25 strings.
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The qin is an ancient plucked instrument with seven strings and fretless. Se is a kind of playing board and box stringed musical instrument in ancient times, and guzheng is a zheng musical instrument, which belongs to plucked instruments. The violin is smaller, has less volume, and has fewer strings. The volume is large and the cavity is large, so the volume is high, and the timbre changes more with more strings. Se is a single-string pronunciation. Se's voice is a little empty in the bass area and a little thin in the treble area.
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In traditional Chinese culture, music is not only an organic part of traditional governance, but also an important part of literati cultivation. It has passed through the mighty torrents of history and fully witnessed the continuous development of Chinese culture.
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Chinese music is an important part of the splendid Chinese culture. Before the middle of the 19th century, it experienced three periods: ancient, medieval and modern. For thousands of years, it is famous for its colorful varieties and rich systems.
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In Jiangling Chu tombs, there is often a serpent made of whole wood. The middle part is higher than the two side panels, and the two sides are slightly wider. A groove is dug at each end of the bottom plate, there is no resonance box, and some serge bottoms have a rectangular groove dug in the middle to disperse sound.
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