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Pipalocked

  • Tsun-Yuen Lui,
  • Wu Ben
  •  and Robert C. Provine

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Pear-shaped plucked lute of China and Korea. It corresponds to the Japanese Biwa and is related to the Vietnamese đàn ty ba.

There are two different theories on the origin of the term pipa. Some Han dynasty sources state that ‘pipa’ originally referred to two different plucking techniques of the right hand: ...

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