The difference between the five-stringed lute and the four-stringed lute

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Pipa can be divided into five-string Pipa and four-string Pipa. At present, there are very few people who play the five-stringed lute, and most people choose to play the four-stringed lute. So, what are the differences between the five-stringed pipa and the four-stringed pipa?

The difference between the five-stringed lute and the four-stringed lute

1. The five-stringed pipa has a greater advantage than the four-stringed pipa when it expresses intense emotion and majestic momentum. Because there is one more string than the four-stringed pipa, the players of the five-stringed pipa can fully demonstrate the grand scene that the music wants to express.

2. The four-string pipa is better than the five-string pipa in expressing delicate emotions. Since the fifth string does not exist, there is no interference from the reverberation, so the four-stringed pipa can better highlight the strength and weakness, and can bring people a deeper feeling.

3. The popular age is different. The five-stringed pipa was popular from the Southern and Northern Dynasties to the Sui and Tang Dynasties, and in the Song Dynasty, almost all people switched to the four-stringed pipa. The four-stringed pipa became popular after the Song Dynasty. So far, the number of users of the four-stringed pipa still greatly exceeds the number of users of the five-stringed pipa.

The difference between the five-stringed pipa and the four-stringed pipa is that the five-stringed pipa was popular between the Southern and Northern Dynasties to the Sui and Tang Dynasties and could better express the magnificent momentum; the four-stringed pipa became popular after the Song Dynasty and could better express feelings; The number of people who use the pipa far exceeds the number of people who use the five-string pipa.

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五弦琵琶和四弦琵琶有什么区别

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The five-stringed pipa (pinyin wǔ xián pí pá) is an ancient Chinese plucked stringed musical instrument. Referred to as "five strings". The five-stringed pipa has a long history and unique shape. It was popular in the vast Central Plains of my country during the Tang Dynasty, and spread to Japan, becoming a historical witness of Sino-Japanese cultural exchanges.

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