WATCH: Four Chinese Instruments You Can Play Right Now


Justin Scholar, who some might know simply as Yukes, is a bit of a wunderkind when it comes to musical instruments. If you need proof, look no further:

Meet Yukes: The American Guzhengist Making Waves in China (Interview + Debut Music Video)

He also believes music should be for everyone, and realizes that not everybody has time in their week for hours of classical training. Here, he walks us through four basic Chinese instruments that can be played with little to no training (and still sound good).

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Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a US-based writer, producer, multimedia artist, and former associate editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school to train at the Shaolin Temple but now uses it to interview rappers. He blogs about China and Asia on Instagram: @this.is.adan

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