An acoustical study of the qin.

  title={An acoustical study of the qin.},
  author={Chris Waltham and Yang Lan and Evert Koster},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={139 4},
The qin (guqin, chi'in) is a seven-string zither of ancient lineage that is prominent in Chinese musical culture. The qin's history is intertwined with philosophy and folklore and its construction is replete with symbolism. The qin was associated with the Imperial aristocracy, and it remains an instrument of high culture. The qin is played with strings horizontal, and the soundbox is made in two halves; the front is usually carved out of paulownia and the back is a flat plate of catalpa. There… CONTINUE READING

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