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298 sanxian

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body: wood, with snake skin over the front face; L.107.0cm
strings: 3, silk
range: A - a"; tuning: A - d - a

A small-sized sanxian. Sounded with picks attached to the thumb and index finger of the right hand. Played as a solo instrument, as accompaniment for narrative pieces, or in instrumental ensembles.

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