Guide to the Crwth

A photo of the Crwth

The Cwrth (pronounced as crooth) is an ancient stringed instrument that is usually associated with Welsh music and medieval folk music of England. This instrument is also called crowd or rote and is widely played in Europe. The name crwth was derived from a Proto-Celtic language word ‘krutto,’ which means a round … Read more

Guide to the Chinese Stringed Instruments

A photo of a woman playing the modern konghou on stage

There are various musical instruments that were popular in China back then. Some of these instruments were the Pipa, luiqin, and guzheng. These stringed instruments originated in different regions of China, and throughout the years, these instruments were modified. Below is the list of Chinese stringed instruments that produce poignant yet beautiful … Read more

Guide to Ajaeng

A photo of a sanjo ajaeng instrument

Korean is renowned for its several types of zithers. The word zither is a term used in describing a family of stringed instruments. These types of instruments were usually played in a variety of ways, including plucking, bowed, hammered, or strummed. One of these zithers typed instrument is the Ajaeng. Ajaeng is … Read more