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315 leiqin

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body: metal; L.86.4cm
strings: 2, steel
bow: 1
range: e' -g'''; tuning:e'-a'

The player sits cross-legged and holds the instrument vertically, supported on the left knee. The bow hair, which is passed between the two strings, is very broad, and the instrument,produces a relatively loud sound. Played as a solo instrument, often with a comical effect achieved by imitating human voices and animal cries.

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