Tag: guqin

A Simple and Portable Guqin Table Design

When playing the guqin, it is most commonly encountered on some sort of table - eitherĀ a specific guqin table, or any table really which could suffice. Due to the size…
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Silk Strings – On the Mechanisms That Give Rise to Timbre and Response

In my previous post, I gave an intensive introduction into string making, taking a look specifically at alternative methods and materials using synthetics for qin strings, as well as touched…
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Experiences with Finishing and French Polishing a Qin

Finishing an instrument is no easy endeavor, and is a whole process and art form in itself, especially for more manual and involved processes such as traditional Chinese lacquering and…
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Making a Qin – Designing for Tone

In my previous post, I dove into a rather lengthy introduction to alternative wood choices for qin woods, including data from The Wood Database on numerous possible choices for the…
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Making a Qin – Alternative Wood Choices

INTRODUCTION In my previous posts, I discussed several aspects of qin making, ranging from the process, to personal thoughts and experiences, to some important design considerations. In this post, I…
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