I fell in love with guqin music after listening to this Youtube video. After debating it for a year, I decided to purchase a guqin and learn how to play it. I’m mostly creating this page to organize all the resources I used in case anyone else is interested. If I ever get good enough, maybe I’ll be able to post a recording someday.
I found two main sources for student-or-above quality guqin online:
I ended up purchasing a fu xi style beginner level paulownia-wood guqin. There were no problems whatsoever with the purchase. The instrument arrived well-packaged and in perfect shape. It was already strung, which was honestly a relief, as I’m not so sure how good a job I’m going to be able to do tying those butterfly knots. The strings hold their tune and the tuning pegs move relatively easily.
- Standards of the Guqin by Juni Yeung (in English)