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Đàn tỳ bà

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  1. a Vietnamese traditional plucked string instrument

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  2. made of wood, with a distinctive pear shape and four strings made of nylon (formerly twisted silk)

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  3. associated with the royal court and is still used in the ensemble that performs at the Imperial Palace at Huế

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  4. The instrument is held in a near-vertical position when playing and its playing technique involves frequent bending of the tones with the fingers of the left hand

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  5. The instrument's name is a Vietnamization of the name of the Chinese pear-shaped lute, called pipa, from which the đàn tỳ bà is derived. "Đàn" is the Vietnamese prefix meaning "stringed instruments", which is part of the name of most tradition

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