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235 liuqin

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body: wood, paulownia surface; L.65.5cm
strings: 3, nylon; frets: 24
range: d'-g#""; tuning : d'-g'(or a')-d"

A smaller, higher pitched version of the pipa. Sounded with a plectrum. Originally used in music accompanying dramatic performances in the Shandong and Anhui regions. Currently played as a solo instrument or in ensembles.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan