Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Z is for zheng


I'm going out on a limb here, but I think this is a traditional Chinese instrument called a zheng.  The guy playing it was engaged in a decidedly untraditional performance with his jazz quartet!  They sounded great at this summer's Chinatown street fair.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

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  1. love Chinese instruments and jazz!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. Haha! You have to do what you have to do to find that 'Z' ODP, it's a tricky one :)

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  3. A very different kind of instrument. I don't think I've seen it before.

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  4. a man concentrated on his music

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  5. I do believe your post was the first zheng of the week.

    ROG, ABCW

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  6. I wonder what it sounds like!

    Thanks for your comment on VDP today, much appreciated.

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  7. It is called 'GuZheng', also simply called zheng (箏, gu 古 means "ancient"); indeed it is a prominent musical instrument in the 'Qin period' around 220 - 250 BC (I think). Especially when you close your eyes and listen to a solo performance of some traditional music piece, some say it is therapeutic.

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    1. Thanks for verifying the name. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but the link from your name doesn't permit it. Sorry.

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  8. I like the combination of ancient and modern and that jacket is ace.
    Joy - ABC Team

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  9. You could call it anything and I wouldn't know the difference. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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