String instruments, wind instruments, percussions
The gayageum makes sounds when the strings are plucked and strummed. The soundboard, which is made of paulownia wood, has twelve movable bridges that support twisted silk strings. There are the pungnyu gayageum for literati music, the sanjo gayageum for folk music, and the modified gayageum for modern music. They come in different materials, sizes, or numbers of strings.
The ajaeng has seven or eight strings made of twisted silk, and is played by means of a slender stick made of forsythia wood or horsehair. The larger one has seven strings, called a daeajaeng, is used for court orchestral music, while the smaller soajaeng has eight strings and is used for folk music or solo performances.
○ Curator+Publisher: Gugak Archive
○ 「My Friend: Korean Traditional Instruments」 (National Gugak Center, 2015)