Liuqin (pinyin: Liǔ Qín) is a plucked stringed instrument originated in the Qing Dynasty. The earliest Liuqin has a very simple structure and a very folk-like appearance. Now popular all over the country. It is one of the pear-shaped speakers and stringed instruments that have been circulating among the people since the Tang Dynasty. Its shape, structure and playing method are similar to those of the pipa.


  • Chinese name:Liuqin
  • Field of study:Han traditional musical instruments
  • Originally popular in:Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and other provinces
  • now popular in:all over the country
  • alias:willow-leaf qin, earthen pipa
There is a popular legend about the birth of the first Liuqin.
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The liuqin was originally a popular folk musical instrument in Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It is used as the accompaniment of Liuqin opera, Sizhou opera and other local operas and to play simple songs. After a long period of development, it has now developed into a solo instrument and is often used as a high instrument in national bands.
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Wu Qiang, female, Chinese nationality, is a professor of the Folk Music Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, a master tutor, and the director of the Ensemble Teaching and Research Section. In 1987, he graduated from the Folk Music Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, majoring in Liuqin.
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Ruan Shichun, born in 1949 in a family of architectural designers in Hong Kong, studied wood engineering. He joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 1974 and has been the Principal of Liuqin since 1987.
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Biupabiupapapabiu is a high-quality up host of station B. He currently has 2,609 followers. His videos mainly focus on playing the national musical instrument liuqin and reciting popular music.
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Wang Min (November 8, 1934 - December 5, 1997), composer. Shanghainese. Before his death, he served as the first-level composer of the China Symphony Orchestra, the executive vice-chairman and secretary-general of the China Light Music Society, and the editor-in-chief of Music Life News.
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Xu Fengxia, an internationally renowned Chinese female musician and an important figure in Chinese contemporary classical music, now lives in Germany and graduated from the famous Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She mainly plays four kinds of instruments: Guzheng, Sanxian, Qixian Guqin and Liuqin.
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"Capriccio in Northern Shaanxi" is a representative work of liuqin. It shows the national customs and culture of northern Shaanxi, as well as the colorful performance skills and expressive power of liuqin.
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Where is Liuqin Opera? Where did Liuqin Opera originate?
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How does Liuqin press the strings with her left hand, and what is the correct posture?
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What is the difference between Yueqin and Liuqin? Is there a big difference?
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What are the ancient poems that describe Liuqin? The following is for everyone to share. ​
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