TeRra

New Instrument invented by Terra Han

TeRra is newly invented string instrument by Terra Han. Instrument TeRra is originated from 12 strings Asian zither ‘kayageum’ which is Korean historical ancient most beloved instrument in history of the country. It is also derived from Chinese guzheng and Japanese koto. Since the late 20th century, to play modern music such as for 7 scales, kayagum with a greater number of strings have been developed, increasing the instrument’s range. Terra invented new instrument TeRra through her own studies at the previous institute and music instrument makers to expand the capicity of the zither instrument in East Asia and Europe.

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Korean Kayageum

Korean 12 silk stringed treasurable instrument. The kayageum or gayagum (가야금, 伽倻琴) is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument. It is related to other Asian instruments, including the Chinese guzheng, the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The kayageum was developed around the 6th century in the Kaya confederacy by King Gasil after he observed an old Chinese instrument.
He ordered a musician named Wu Ruk to compose music that could be played on the instrument. The original name was Kayago and later Kayageum. Evolved in the 19th century with the emergence of sanjo music—which literally means scattered melodies, a musical form that involves fast tempos and some improvisation. The sanjo kayageum is now the most widespread form of kayageum.

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Pungryu Kayageum for Korean traditional court music since 6C, Kaya-kingdom.

Japanese Koto


Chinese Guzheng