Pipa Pipa

The Introduction of Pipa Pipa

Pipa, the first plucked stringed instrument, plucked stringed stringed instrument. Made of wood or bamboo, the speaker is in the shape of a half pear, with four strings on the top. It was originally made of silk thread, but now it is made of steel wire, steel rope, and nylon. The neck and the panel are provided with “phase” and “fresh” to determine the phonetic position.

 When playing, hold upright, press the string with the left hand, and play with the five fingers of the right hand. It is an important national musical instrument that can be played solo, accompaniment, ensemble, and ensemble.

The pipa is a traditional plucked stringed instrument in East Asia with a history of more than two thousand years. The earliest musical instrument called “Pipa” appeared around Qin Dynasty in China. The “jue” in the word “pipa” means “two jade collide, making a pleasant knocking sound”, indicating that this is a musical instrument that produces sound by hitting the strings of the piano.

The names “pi” and “pa” are derived from the right-hand technique of playing these instruments. In other words, Pi and Pa were originally the names of two styles of playing. Pi is played forward with the right hand, and Pa is picked backward with the right hand. Before the Tang Dynasty, the pipa was also the general term for all Luteqin (also known as Lute) plucked instruments in Chinese. The Chinese pipa spread to other parts of East Asia and developed into the current Japanese pipa, Korean pipa and Vietnamese pipa.

In the history of modern Chinese Han folk music, there are many schools such as “Shanghai School” (Pudong School) Pipa, “Zhe School” (Pinghu School) Pipa, “Wang School [1]” (Wang School) and so on.