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Traditional Chinese musical instrument belonging to the plucked category of instruments.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 0001
Sometimes called the "Chinese lute", the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 31. Another Chinese four-string plucked lute is the liuqin, which looks like a smaller version of the pipa. The pear-shaped instrument may have existed in China as early as the Han dynasty, and although historically the term pipa was once used to refer to a variety of plucked chordophones, its usage since the Song dynasty refers exclusively to the pear-shaped instrument.

The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years in China. Several related instruments are derived from the pipa, including the Japanese biwa and Korean bipa in East Asia, and the Vietnamese đàn tỳ bà in Southeast Asia. The Korean instrument is the only one of the three that is no longer widely used.
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Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

Public domain photo of a 3d object, Asia, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

A large brass and enameled metal sculpture of a man with a hat, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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MUSICIANS 1 - An old photo of a woman holding a guitar

MUSICIANS 1 - An old photo of a woman holding a guitar

John Thomson: THE theory of music was understood by the Chinese at a very early period. It is recorded in their ancient Classics, 1 that 2000 years B.C. they used six tubes to produce the sharp notes, and six ... More

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Woman seated on a green stool, playing a pipa.

Woman seated on a green stool, playing a pipa.

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Curved Neck Pipa (10096227163)

Curved Neck Pipa (10096227163)

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Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

A large brass and silver helmet with a decorative design, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

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THOM Chinese Pipas - A black and white drawing of a long necked instrument

THOM Chinese Pipas - A black and white drawing of a long necked instru...

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Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

Pipa (琵琶 ) - musical instruments

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Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

Chinese Pipa (琵琶 ), Ming dynasty

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Imperial Encyclopaedia - Music - pic468 - 琵琶圖

Imperial Encyclopaedia - Music - pic468 - 琵琶圖

中文:本圖題為「琵琶圖」,出自《古今圖書集成·經濟彙編·樂律典·第一百十三卷》。 請考慮手工矢量化本圖,並上傳至File:Imperial Encyclopaedia - Music - pic468 - 琵琶圖.svg。 English: This is a vectorization of an illustration from the Chinese encyclopedia Gujin Tushu Jic... More