The guqin, a seven-stringed zither , is the oldest of China's stringed instruments, dating back some 3,000 years.
He's heard here both solo and backed by zither and percussion.
Soon after his arrival in Vienna, Carol Reed heard a local musician, Anton Karas, playing an odd sort of Austrian guitar, called a zither .
First he trained his wife on how to play the zither .
Some fished in clear deep waters and fish would swim over for their bait; some played the zither and the gulls would remain docile and uninterrupted.
Lauper has performed on a number of instruments including guitar, dulcimer, zither , recorder, bass recorder, omnichord, banjo, ukelele, tin whistle, and drums among others.
The ballad form, which was most popular between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, often involved pastoral tales sung to the accompaniment of a lute or zither .
The whole village is gathered in a noisy sports hall, sipping local wines, while listening to a morbid folk song played on a second-hand zither .
Then he reaches for a what appears to be a fun-sized zither and picks out the melody to ‘I Thought’.
Accompanying Urna is her German husband and producer Robert Zollitsch, who also played the zither and performed Mogolian throat singing.