High Mountain Flowing Water
This is a popular legendary story about the guqin. The term “High Mountain and Flowing Water” was later used to describe as meeting a great listener. Although it’s a story about guqin music, guzheng players also adopt the concept. They play the “High Mountain and Flowing Water” when they meet each other as a way to say “hello, how are you” with guzheng music.
There are 4 most played versions of “High Mountain and Flowing Water” nowadays. One is from the Henan School, one is from the Shangdong School, and two are from the Zhejiang School.
Listen to “High Moutain and Flowing Water”: