List of Figures and Photographs

The photographs and figures on this website were taken from a wide variety of sources. A list of most images organized by their location on this site is below. If not listed here the images were created by Guzheng Alive author JB. 

If you are looking for informative places to start your own exploration, take a look at these museums' online collections:

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Types

  • Top photo: Guzheng(s) by bmeabroad, used under BY-NC-SA 2.0
  • Oldest known zheng Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. The Smithsonian Institute further attributes the image to Huang Xiangpeng 1996, Zhongguo yinyue wenwu daxi, volume on Jiangsu/Shanghai: 248-51, Zhengzhou: Daxiang Press
  • 19th century 16-string Zheng: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
  • 19th centruy 14-string zheng:  Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium
  • Pre-1984 modulated zheng. Source: Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium
  • Model 65 key-changeable zheng rendered from Han 2013
  • Dr. Han's Yinkou modulated zheng from Han 2013
  • 1972 36-String Pedal Zheng from Music Research Institute via Han 2013
  • 1972 44-string pedal zheng from Music Research Institute via Han 2013
  • 1974 21-string pedal zheng from Music Research Institute via Han 2013
  • Butterfly zheng from HKzhengart.com
  • “W” zheng from guzheng58.com
  • Multitonic zheng from Taiwanese store stmusic.com.tw
  • 18-string C-bridge guzheng model #01157 from guzheng maker Jinyun, jy-cn.cn
  • Split Bridge guzheng model #01118 from guzheng maker Jinyun, jy-cn.cn
  • 26-string taiwanese guzheng from ChineseZither.net storefront
  • 36-string guzheng from GuzhengForum.com
  • Electric Guzheng from ChineseZither Facebook
  • Novelty guzheng butterfly scultpure from Eason Music
  • Novelty guzheng piano from Guzheng Forum
  • 36" Baby Guzheng from Rebecca L.

Other Zithers

Construction

  • Part of Figure 2 from Kwok, T. J. (1987). Zheng: a Chinese Zither and its Music. University of Hawaii
  • Screenshot of Guzheng/Koto construction overview at MitsuyaKoto.com
  • Quartersawn plank diagram from HardWoodDistributors.org
  • Diagram of past bridge designs, digitally rendered from Cheng 1991
  • Diagram of Tang Dynasty moveable bridges stored in Japan, digitally rendered from Ferguson 1979
  • Rendering of modern guzheng bridge from Lee/Gresham 2002

Strings

  • Guzheng String Diameters, Inches, produced by Guzheng Alive
  • Guzheng String Diameters, Millimeters, produced by Guzheng Alive

Tuning

  • Bride Positions for the Key of G, produced by Guzheng Alive

Wood Selection

  • Source: 364 by Grizzlybear.se, Public Domain

Wood Drying

History:

The Guzheng in 90 Seconds

  • Top photo: Guzheng Alive

The Guzheng Story

Timelines

Premodern

  • Top photo: Source: "Short Notes on Chinese Instruments of Music NB Dennys, 1874
  • Pre-Modern
  • Zither players rendered From Music in the Age of Confucius
  • Western Han Dynasty zheng rendered from Cheng 1991
  • Cao Wei Dynasty zheng renderd from Cheng 1991
  • Tang Dynasty zheng renderd from Cheng 1991
  • 19th century Japanese koto from MFA, Boston
  • Northern Song Dynasty zheng renderd from Cheng 1991
  • Yuan Dynasty zheng renderd from Cheng 1991
  • Republican Era zheng renderd from Cheng 1991

Modern

Music

Guides

  • "Digitizing Scores" -
    • Noteability Pro icon from same.
    • SimpErhu icon from same.
    • All other imagery created by Guzheng Alive.
  • "Finger Technique"
  • "Parts and Terms" - all imagery created by Guzheng Alive