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Ancient appreciation

By Lu Qianwen (Global Times)

13:11, December 28, 2011

After listening to a friend perform a traditional song on the guqin, Yan Shaowei made up his mind to learn the instrument himself. Yan, who works for a media company in Beijing, said he plans to enroll in guqin classes at a music school.

"I think it will be a good leisure activity for me," Yan said. He was inspired to seek lessons after one of his friends, who is currently learning to play the guqin, recommended the instrument. "He told me that learning to play the guqin after working all day long is a great way to unwind."

Yan and his friends are part of the growing guqin revival. Guqin Fever is stirring many people's interest in this old instrument and the cultural flavor behind it.

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