Ji (pinyin: yǔ) is an ancient Chinese musical instrument. It is shaped like a subduing tiger, the wood is painted, and there are twenty-seven bows (that is, wood chips) on the back of the tiger. When playing, the performer should stand beside the chi, put the chi on the wooden frame, and make a sound with the zhēn, indicating the stop of the music.


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  • type:percussion
  • alias:peg
Legend has it that it was in the ancient times of our country. At that time, the 柷 and 镔 were not a kind of musical instruments, but a kind of sacrificial utensils, which were used for sacrificial activities. People prayed to the gods to bless the crops and the prosperity of people and animals.
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Chinese music is an important part of the splendid Chinese culture. Before the middle of the 19th century, it experienced three periods: ancient, medieval and modern. For thousands of years, it is famous for its colorful varieties and rich systems.
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It is made of wood, shaped like a tiger, with erect ears, a white forehead with hanging eyes, a red mouth and sharp teeth, a tiger skin pattern on the surface, and a gold lacquer seat below. There is a slot in the middle of the tiger's back, and 27 rectangular wood chips with painted surfaces are planted. Two ears stick out from one side of the seat, which are used to place the hammer.
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