The guzheng (Chinese: 古箏), also known as the Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. It has 16 (or more) strings and movable bridges. The modern guzheng usually has 21 strings, and is 64 inches (1,600 mm) long. It has a large, resonant cavity made from wutong wood.
Why Learn Guzheng?
Guzheng Lessons Description
Join our Guzheng courses, designed to cater to musicians of all ages. Master the essential techniques of playing the Gu zheng, through utilizing original course materials and a syllabus put together by our qualified instructors.
Let our instructors guide you through a musical journey with our wide repertoire of different Chinese music tunes even if you are a beginner with no prior background in Chinese music. Students who wish to learn for leisure need not take Guzheng grading exams. However if you would like to take Guzheng grading exams we teach both syllabuses from Confucius Academy – NTU and NAFA – Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.
In this fun and relaxing group environment, you will get to learn basic plucking techniques, etudes and melodies. Contact us today!
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Grading Exams Preparations
Traditional / Pop Music
The below is based on NAFA (CCOM) Instrumental Guzheng Examination (click here for the NTU – TENG examination structure)
Grade 1 – 小鸟朝凤, 关山月, 十杯酒 (轻六调), 二十五板, 小开手, 上楼, 千声佛
Grade 2 – 画眉跳架 (重六调) 二十四板, 西江月 (又名《一点红》) (轻六调) 二十八板, 凤翔歌, 西厢词, 蝶恋花, 三十三板
Grade 3 – 汉宫秋月, 绣金匾, 渔舟唱晚, 灯月交辉(又名《刺绣鞋》), 柳青娘 (轻六调)三十板, 河南八板 (又名《天下大同》)
Grade 4 – 浪淘沙, 狮子戏球 (重六调) 四十板, 浏阳河, 纺织忙, 高山流水
Grade 5 – 洞庭新歌, 云庆, 山丹丹开花红艳艳, 瑶族舞曲, 高山流水
Grade 6 – 丰收锣鼓, 苏武思乡, 春到拉萨, 香山射鼓, 庆丰年
Grade 7 – 高山流水, 秦桑曲, 蕉窗夜雨, 战台风
Grade 8 – 雪山春晓, 陈杏元和番, 寒鸦戏水 (重六调) 六十八板, 东海渔歌
Grade 9 – 草原英雄小姐妹, 将军令, 林冲夜奔, 幸福渠水到俺村
Diploma – 春到湘江, 情景三章, 幻想曲, 长安八景
Our Guzheng instructors
At Eight Tones Music, our Guzheng classes are offered individually for a more focused, flexible pace of learning.
However, we do have Guzheng group lessons to keep things economical. We keep our Guzheng group classes size small, allowing the instructor to have more attention for each student. Try out our Guzheng group lesson today by contacting us.
Embark on your exciting musical journey with and meet different people from different walks of life but with the same passion of learning the Guzheng. Come and try out our Guzheng lesson now.