Guqin

painting of joshua playing guqin (Sparkle) by american artist clara griffin

I have played the guqin, or Chinese zither, since beginning lessons in Shanghai in 2004.

I recorded some tunes at the Ann Arbor home and studio of Randall Beek. You can hear them here.

You can find more photos of my guqin and me here.

For thorough information on the guqin, see John Thompson’s page.

Articles about me and the qin

Here is a China Daily article about my discovery of the qinand its effect on my life, which the authors cut and pasted liberally from my blog.

The article below is from a Shanghai newspaper entitled, “An American who can play the qin.”

Guqin Article