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Pipa (Chinese Lute)
A stringed musical instrument known as the “chief of plucked string instruments”

Pipa (Chinese Lute) is a stringed musical instrument known as the “chief of plucked string instruments”. It originated in the Qin dynasty of China and has a history of more than two thousand years. Pipa (Chinese Lute) is held in a vertical position during performance, with the left hand pressing the strings and the five fingers of the right hand playing. It is an important folk musical instrument for solo, accompaniment, and ensemble.The name of “Pipa” came from the two main plucking skills required to play the instrument: “Pi” means finger pushing, and “Pa” means finger pulling”. Later, in order to unify it with instruments such as qin (, a seven-stringed plucked instrument in some ways similar to the zither) and se (, a twenty-five-stringed plucked instrument, somewhat similar to the zither) in writing, it was renamed as Pipa (琵琶). Chinese Pipa was spread to other regions in East Asia, which was subsequently developed into Biwa (Japanese Pipa), Bipa (Korean Pipa), Đàn tỳ bà (Vietnamese Pipa) and Okinawan Pipa. In the history of Chinese literature, there are a large number of poems on Chinese lute and its

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