Zhongruan aka Chinese Guitar

The Zhongruan is commonly referred to as the Chinese guitar because of how it sounds and the way it is being played. Compared to the guitar, the zhongruan has a richer and more full bodied tone. It is played with a pick and uses techniques like strumming, tremolo, slides and pull offs.

Traditionally used as an accompaniment instrument in the orchestra, it is standing out on its own with an increased repertoire of solo pieces as well as the emergence of virtuoso performers.

Please view an introductory video below:

Zhongruan Learning Progression Chart

Below is a learning progression chart based on the NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination. Those who opt to have a more leisurely and less exam oriented syllabus can let us know and our instructors will plan something that is both fun and rewarding for you..
Beginner Zhongruan Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 1 repertoire:
Er Ge Lian Zhou (儿歌联奏), Kuai Le De Luo Suo (快乐的啰嗦), Chang Chen Yao (长城谣), Meng Jiang Nv (孟姜女)

Grade 2 repertoire:
Mo Li Hua (茉莉花), Nan Er Dang Zi Qiang男(儿当自强), Xiao Bai Chuan (小白船), Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (月亮代表我的心)

Grade 3 repertoire:
Yao Lan Qu (摇篮曲), Cai Yun Zhui Yue (彩云追月), Jin She Kuang Wu (金蛇狂舞), Rasa Sayang

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Zhongruan Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 4 repertoire:
Xing Xing Suo (星星索), Sai Ma (赛马) , Song Bie (送别) , Xi Yang Yang (喜洋洋)

Grade 5 repertoire:
Shan Xing (山行), Long Deng (龙灯) , Jing Shang Hua (锦上花), Jie Ri (节日)

Grade 6 repertoire:
Shui Lian (睡莲) , Dong Ge (侗歌) , Tu Er Qi Jin Xing Qu (土耳其进行曲), Chun Tian (春天)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Zhongruan Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 7 repertoire:
Xiao Mu Ming (小牧民) , Song Feng Han (松风寒) , Zhan Ge (赞歌), Cao Yuan Shu Huai (草原抒怀)

Grade 8 repertoire:
Ye Feng Fei Wu (野蜂飞舞), Huo Ba Jie Zhi Ye (火把节之夜), You Tai Shan (游泰山), Yun Nan Hui Yi (云南回忆 第二樂章), Yue Qin Zan (月琴赞)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Zhongruan Lessons Information

You can opt to take lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comforts of your home. Different rates apply.
OUR STUDIO
Location
CT Hub 2
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Beginner: SGD 171.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 203.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 313.87 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 356.67 (60min)/month

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HOME LESSONS
Location
Your preferred location
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Beginner: SGD 256.80 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 288.90 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 399.50 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 441.60 (60min)/month

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