The LiuQin is a grassroots folk instrument which was originally popular in some provinces of China for the last two centuries.
LiuQin was a simple and rough instrument at the beginning, and it was once referred to as “the plebs' pipa” due to its lack of refinement - yet it is much closer to the true rural life.
The structure of today's LiuQin has been redesigned in the mid-20th century. With the improved physical form, plus its higher pitch scale and its Western mandolin-like acoustic effect, LiuQin has become a prominent instrument in today's Chinese classical circle.
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