“Sound of Silence” is believed by many to be one of the best songs of all time. This iconic song that was originally written and performed by the American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Released in 1964, the song quickly gained popularity and has since become one of the most enduring and recognizable songs of the 20th century.
It’s one of those legendary and evergreen songs that never get old even when years pass away. The song is most likely to be passed down for a century more and people will surely love the song despite the time. This viral video shows a man giving it a new twist: playing it on the zither.
The zither is a fascinating musical instrument with a rich history and global appeal. Its origins can be traced back thousands of years, with variations found in various cultures around the world. The zither is characterized by a flat, usually rectangular or trapezoidal, soundboard, with strings stretched across it that are plucked or strummed. Different types of zithers exist, including the Chinese guqin, the European concert zither, and the Appalachian dulcimer, among others.
Throughout history, the zither has also found its way into contemporary music genres, including pop, rock, and even film soundtracks, adding a distinctive and ethereal quality to compositions. Which is exactly what it does here: this is one of the best instrumental covers of “Sound of Silence” I’ve heard. Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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