The seul

National Gugak Center

National Gugak Center

National Gugak Center
Seoul, South Korea

The seul is a string instrument with twenty five strings, originally coming from China. It is colorfully decorated with clouds and cranes, and the shape looks very similar to the gayageum. The thirteenth string is not used. It is arranged for Confucian shrine ritual music with the geum.


  • Title: The seul
  • Creator: National Gugak Center
  • Subject Keywords: National Gugak Center,Korea Traditonal Instrument,Instrument,Southkorea,Court Rituals,royal ancestral shrine music,string
  • Publisher: National Gugak Center
  • Rights: National Gugak Center

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