Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 6767

Teaching and learning the guzheng or Chinese zither

Teaching and learning the guzheng or Chinese zither

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Teaching and learning the guzheng or Chinese zither
  • Duration: 1:24
  • The Chinese musician Winnie Wong discusses the traditional aural and visual approaches to learning the guzheng or Chinese zither, a traditional instrument. In the past a lot of music was taught aurally and visually with simplified forms of notation. Winnie Wong explains how teachers demonstrate a phrase and the student copies, repeating until the music is mastered. A simplified form of notation is used.
  • Subject:



    India To Indonesia

  • Keywords: zither, world music, China, teaching and learning, pedagogy, notation, aural, Travels With Music
Ideas for use in class
  • A discussion about the place of notation in music education.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.