Guan (Chinese: 管, pinyin: guǎn; literally "pipe" or "tube") is a Chinese double reed wind instrument. The northern Chinese version is called guanzi (管子) or bili (traditional: 篳篥; simplified: 筚篥) and the Cantonese version is called houguan (喉管).
It is classified as a bamboo instrument in the Ba Yin (ancient Chinese instrument classification) system. Unlike instruments in the shawm family, such as the Western oboe or Chinese suona, the guan has a cylindrical bore, giving it a clarinet-like tone.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Media in category "Guan (instrument)"
The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total.
- Ancientchineseinstrumentalists.jpg 1,713 × 1,895; 1.42 MB
- GuHongzhongNightRevels2-closeup.jpg 577 × 367; 140 KB
- Hanxizaiyeyantu3.jpg 510 × 351; 45 KB
- Pottery musician3.Three Kingdoms Shu.National Museum, Beijing.JPG 683 × 1,024; 54 KB