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Kongming (Americanized name) and Zhou Yu's duet instrument? What was it?


I want to buy one.
Can anyone tell me what that instrument is called?

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Past occidental references also referred the 'qin'/'chin' to its past Baroque European cousin as a 'Lute'.

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The Qin is status-wise the Chinese equivalent of the piano in Europe. It is considered the instrument of the educated elite, and the most diffucult one to master out of the traditional instrumental inventory.

Being able to play the Qin is one of the 4 Arts of the Gentleman, along with calligraphy, landscape painting and playing Go.

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I believe you are talking about the Gu Qin
It will probably cost you around $1-2k, if not more for higher quality and horsehair strings. I wish you luck in your endeavor!

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WTH do you mean Americanized name?

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[email protected] name. its his style name, you fcucking idiot

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