Date of Graduation
Master of Music
The guzheng is a musical instrument that has existed for about 2500 years, since the period between 770 and 476 BCE. The tuning of the guzheng is the foundation that influences how its music performed. It plays a decisive role not only in musical creation, but also in musical skills and applications. It also affects the sustainability of the guzheng's art. By analyzing the traditions and the developments of the tuning of the guzheng, this thesis will inform the reader about how the various tunings of the guzheng have influenced its development. In addition, this thesis will deeply explore the causes that made the guzheng develop and spread from generation to generation, and search for the reasons for its continuing influence on Chinese culture.
guzheng, tuning, China, music, instruments
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Li, Xin Yue, "The Development of Guzheng Tuning" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3179.