219 yangqinImage ( JPEG format )
body: wood; L.112.0cm
strings: 41 courses (3 single courses, 19 double courses, 4 triple courses, 15 quadruple courses), steel and copper
mallets: 2, bamboo
The body is a flat, trapezoid-shaped box. Steel and cooper strings are stretched parallel across bridges on the top face of the body, which is placed on a stand for performance. The player sits on a chair and strikes the strings with beaters, one held in each hand. Played for solo performances, in instrumental ensembles, and in various styles of accompaniment.
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