Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gu zheng nails

Apparently playing a gu zheng is like playing a guitar in that you need pick-like objects to move the strings. One each for the first four fingers on each hand if you're sufficiently skilled.

Here's my hand with three.

2011-05-23 - Gu zheng - 02 - Nails

And ready to start pickling.

2011-05-23 - Gu zheng - 03 - Nails on strings

I think traditionally gu zheng nails are made out of tortoise shells, and perhaps these ones are, but to me they just look like rotten and grubby nails.

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