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"Sanxian" (three-stringed Chinese lute) comes in many types, among which the most suitable to play folk music is the large "sanxian". With a fretless fingerboard, one can only rely on the muscle memories from the fingers and ears to control the pitch when playing this traditional Chinese musical instrument.
In this episode of Chinese Music Tutorial, musician Wang Peipei introduces the skills of large "sanxian" and its classic repertoire "Tianjin Tune".