The guqin, or qin, is a seven-stringed classical musical instrument that is a relative of the zither family and has a history in China of about 5,000 years.
Linsey Pollak has been taking his act around Australia for decades. He plays on an assortment of weird and strange musical instruments of his own invention.
Though he’s known as a Latin jazz harpist, he’s adapted the South American version of the instrument to his own unique playing style. Edmar Castañeda talks about how he was influenced to play harp from South American traditional music.
According The Sydney Morning Herald, music teacher Olga Shevelevich watched as then 5-year-old Alisa sat behind a harp and played a piece that she had just taught her…it was the first time that Alisa had ever played a musical instrument.
The Art of Making, Alma Flamenca is everything I hoped it would be…no, much better that that. It’s a focus on the artistic process of making a flamenco guitar by a luthier. The cinematography is perfection.
This is what a stringed instrument does when you play it. I guess we can only see it this way if we get a good angle. But such vibrations create such beautiful music.