John E. MYERS

Min Xiao-Fen performing with her pipa. Besides being known for playing the pipa, Min Xiao-Fen has gained recognition as a vocalist and for her work in jazz, contemporary, classical, and traditional Chinese music. PHOTO BY HELMUT LACKINGER.

The pipa, a form of lute with four strings, became an important solo and ensemble instrument in China over a period of two thousand years. It is used in a great variety of

Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
By |2014-12-16T16:54:28-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Music|Comments Off on Pipa (Pípa 琵琶)|Pípa 琵琶 (Pipa)

About the Author: