Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng!

Tripoto
4th Apr 2019
Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal
Day 1

The first and foremost question that arises is what is Guhzeng?! Is it a delicacy? Or is it a traditional Chinese costume? Guzheng is a an old Chinese Instrument which was very famous amongst the royals . It epitomizes the rich Chinese culture and heritage that Beijing possesses.

It was an honour for me to be invited to the special Guzheng session that was conducted at the Renmin University,Beijing. Before we got to play the real instrument,we were briefed about its history and the glorious past.

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

Now once the briefing was over,we got to see some sheer class performance by this beautiful young lady and we got to know that how actually Guzheng sounds like! She was too good with the Instrument!

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

Now it was time for me to try my hands on Guzheng! I am seriously deprived of any sorts of musical skills,so you can understand that how nervous I would have been????

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

All set to rock and roll!

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

I was made to play the all time classic-"Happy Birthday to you"! Haha! And that too wasn't easy for me! I was trying my level best to get the notes right!

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

Working in Progress as you can see!

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal

I did finally manage to strum out some music I believe! All in all this was one of a kind experience where you get to experience the heritage of China so closely! It was an experience of a lifetime.

Photo of Enjoying Beijing differently- Trying out the Guzheng! by Harsh Agrawal
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