The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Guzheng: The Chinese Zither

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. It has a history of over 2,500 years. The modern guzheng is about 64 inches in length, has 21 strings, and is tuned…

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