Video: Girl Plays Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” on a Guzheng, a Traditional Chinese Stringed Instrument

October 7th, 2013

Below, check out this recently posted (September 21) clip of a girl named Michelle Kwan covering Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” on a guzheng.

What’s a guzheng, you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia’s guzheng page (which I visit often), it’s a Chinese plucked zither that has 18 or more strings and movable bridges.

And I quote:

“The guzheng is the ancestor of several Asian zither instruments, such as the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The guzheng should not be confused with the guqin (another ancient Chinese zither without bridges).”

Please avoid getting those things confused.

Note that the solo — which Michelle nails — starts at around the 2:35 mark. Slash would certainly be proud!

Speaking of Guns N’ Roses, there’s still time to vote in our latest Greatest Rock Singers of All Time Readers Poll! Choose between Axl Rose and Mick Jagger — only one of whom can advance to the next round!

Comments

  1. Posted by Sam on October 10th, 2013, 23:10 [Reply]

    I would gladly study under you. Peace and Harmony

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