What's the instrument played by the old man in Hero? What's that style of music called?
September 5, 2004 8:34 PM   Subscribe

What's the instrument played by the old man in Hero? What's that style of music called?
posted by callmejay to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
 
If you're talking about the scene which opens with the two characters playing Go, the instrument is called a guqin, I believe; according to this article, it's a seven-string plucked instrument, a description which seems to match the instrument played in the movie. As for the style of music played in the movie, I'm afraid I'm at a loss, but here's a rather extensive site detailing the guqin.
posted by bachelor#3 at 11:02 PM on September 5, 2004


Thanks, bacherlor#3. Very cool that Perlman was involved.
posted by callmejay at 8:57 AM on September 6, 2004


If anyone else is curious, I found some free audio of the instrument here.
posted by callmejay at 9:08 AM on September 6, 2004


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