The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

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If you want to understand the culture of a region, the most direct way is to appreciate the music and dance with local characteristics. There are many ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang. The following are the common stringed musical instruments in Xinjiang.

1. Satar

The satir is a stringed instrument loved by the Uyghur people, similar in shape to the plucked pluck, and bright in tone. According to the "History of Musicians" written by Mullah Esmutulamujizi, as early as the 14th and 15th centuries, the Uyghur folk had such musical instruments.

The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

2. Husitar

Husitar is a Uyghur stringed instrument. For a long time, Husitar has been obliterated by the clouds of history, and it is an ancient folk musical instrument of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang that has long been lost. It wasn't revived until the 1970s.

The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

3. Eczech

Originating in ancient Persia, the Aijik is a stringed instrument of the Uyghur, Uzbek and Tajik ethnic groups in Xinjiang. It is now popular in the southern Xinjiang region and is mainly used to play folk songs and Muqam tunes. Aijie has a unique and unique appearance, and the spherical speaker is its biggest feature.

The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

4. Matouqin

Matouqin is a favorite musical instrument of the Mongolian people. Matouqin has a long history and evolved from the stringed instrument Xiqin in the Tang and Song Dynasties.

The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

Matouqin is a stringed instrument. The body is made of wood, about one meter long, and has two strings. The body (sound box) is trapezoidal, and the sound is deep and round, with a low return.

The common ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang are the stringed instruments

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新疆常见的民族乐器

Involving musical instruments

Aijie (pinyin: jié kè) is also known as Harzak. Originated from Uyghur folk. Popular in Xinjiang, such as Maigaiti, Bachu, Avati, Kashgar, Shache and Kuqa.
Huxitar (pinyin: hú xī tā ěr) is a Uyghur stringed musical instrument. Popular in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and other places. It was created and developed by Xinjiang Art School Turxun River based on Uyghur folklore.
Satar (pinyin: sà tā ěr) is a Uyghur bowed and stringed musical instrument. Popular in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. According to legend, it has spread in the Kashgar area of southern Xinjiang from the 14th to the 15th century, and later spread to the northern and eastern Xinjiang.
Matouqin (pinyin: mǎ tóu qín) is a two-stringed stringed musical instrument with a trapezoidal body and a handle carved into the shape of a horse's head. A sort of.

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Satar, Uyghur bow and stringed musical instrument. Also known as "Setar", the Persian "Sa" means "three" and "Tar" is "string", which means a musical instrument with three strings. It has a long history, its shape is similar to playing boolean, and its tone is bright. It can be used for solo, ensemble or to accompany singing "Twelve Muqam".
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