Definitions

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  • n. A Chinese musical instrument, a hammered dulcimer traditionally fitted with bronze strings.

Etymologies

From Mandarin 扬琴 (originally spelled 洋琴) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An eerie tranquillity dominated by Hu Jianbing on sheng (a mouth organ) ceded to buoyant rhythms that airily flitted across vibraphone and pipa (a lute), saxophones and yangqin (a hammered dulcimer), before the work concluded in chilly repose.

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  • Unusually there is a Bach Minuet, transcribed for the Chinese dulcimer, the yangqin, used to accompany a visit to a silk museum.

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  • But the melodies also have the delicate quality of Chinese folk music -- Chahar-Tugchi studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, focusing on the yangqin (a Chinese dulcimer).

    Chicago Reader

  • The group's instruments include the erhu, the di, the pipa, the guzheng, the yangqin, and the ruan.

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  • Yang Jing (pipa), Liu Yuening (yangqin), Yu Hongmei (erhu), and Fan Weiqing (guzheng) are all involved with top-tier preservationist groups like the National Orchestra of Chinese Music and the Traditional Music Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory, but they also play Western orchestral music and popular Chinese instrumental material.

    Chicago Reader

  • Li joins him on the yangqin, a form of hammered dulcimer.

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  • The group is led by a musician's yangqin, a Chinese version of the hammered dulcimer.

    Paramus Post

  • Chinese calligraphy & painting; folk instrumental music: erhu, yangqin, guzheng, dizi, etc.

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