Vancouver resident’s version of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on ancient Chinese instrument goes viral

A menina é talentosa… esse vídeo já foi visto mais de 50 mil vezes.

Global News

Michelle Kwan has been playing the guzheng for the past 12 years.

An ancient Chinese instrument with 21 strings, the guzheng is not normally used for playing popular songs. But Kwan wants to bring the instrument into the mainstream.

Her latest video, of Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine, has gone viral, amassing more than 50,000 views in a week.

“I’m really glad,” said Kwan, 25. She is very busy so these side projects take her some time.

The current guitar player of Guns N’ Roses, Bumblefoot, even commented on her video.

Kwan is just happy it is getting some attention.

“I have to listen to the song and get the notes correct on my instrument,” said Kwan, as there is no sheet music for the guzheng.

Aside from playing the instrument, Kwan also works at BC Hydro, races Dragon Boats, and plays in a Chinese instrumental fusion band called

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