The Classics of Pipa (Chinese Lute)
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Series 名曲經曲集萃 (The Classics of Music)
The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶; pinyin: pípá) is a plucked Chinese string instrument. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body. It has been played for nearly two thousand years of history in China, and belongs to the plucked category of instruments (彈撥樂器). Several related instruments in East and Southeast Asia are derived from the pipa; these include the Japanese biwa, the Vietnamese đàn tỳ bà, and the Korean bipa. The Korean instrument is the only one of the three that is no longer used. Attempts to revive the instrument have failed, although examples survive in museums. (Wikipedia)
For an exhaustive article about pipa in the English Wikipedia cf.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa
For an even more exhaustive article about pipa in Chinese in the Chinese Wikipedia cf.: http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%90%B5%E7%90%B6
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