National Gugak Center

National Gugak Center

National Gugak Center
Seoul, South Korea

The yanggeum is played by striking the metal strings with a thin bamboo stick. One set of string consists of four strings and in total fourteen sets are placed on two frets on a trapezoid sound box. The name literally means a stringed instrument of the West (yang), and has been also called the "guracheolsageum," meaning European metal-stringed instrument. It is arranged in a chamber ensemble or duet performances.


  • Title: yanggeum
  • Creator: National Gugak Center
  • Subject Keywords: National Gugak Center,Korea Traditonal Instrument,Instrument,Southkorea, yanggeum,metal string
  • Publisher: National Gugak Center
  • Rights: National Gugak Center

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