Guzheng, as one of the most representative Chinese instruments, first appeared around the Warring States period (475 – 221 BC), then became extremely popular during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD) and spread to all neighboring areas ever since (e.g., Guzheng is the forefather of Japanese Koto). Guzheng was originally a rather simple instrument with only five strings. After all the years of evolution, today’s Guzheng has twenty-one strings and is still widely used in all kinds of Chinese music. Guzheng has a unique, rippling sound character. The playing techniques developed for Guzheng are also Extraordinary Live Performance Playability ChineeGuzheng II has an extensive sampleset which contains various types of tremolo, slide, glissando, and strumming. The note range is from A2 to G7 (for most patches).