If you haven’t heard of it yet, Guqin is a Chinese musical instrument-has seven strings(usually), belongs to the zither family of instruments. More remarkable is it’s ability to calm the soul-like all other instruments, but specific people respond better to certain instruments.

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The Guqin

You might just call it Qin. The strings are of silk and there are a lot of stories associated to it’s invention by various Chinese rulers. Though the instrument is simple, & beautiful.

Some of you might have noticed it in Jet Li’s Hero where it is played by Xu Kuanghua who is one of the people considered to have made the Qin. Here’s the video(check out 1:20)

If you want the original soundtrack, visit http://www.melodyofdragon.org/sample2.html

You can listen to more of it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guqin. Just scroll down to the media section.