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In general, one may hear this type of music in Chinese movies and television shows. Television games also have Chinese music in the background and through this background effect people have come to know about the tune of music from China. The music from China is as ancient as the country itself therefore its existence in Asia is unquestionable and it is one of the biggest source of motivation and entertainment for the people of China. People from other lands have always tried to learn about the culture of China but failed to do so because of the language barrier and therefore music also was not able to cross boundaries.
Sitar Rock: A Guide to Big Bends and South Asian Riffs
The yueqin , which evolved from the ruan , has a length of some 18 inches about 45 cm , with a short neck and a round resonator that is some 12 inches 30 cm in diameter. It has two pairs of silk strings, tuned in relative pitch to c—g, which run from a fastener on the wooden belly to tuning pegs set in the sides of the pegbox. The strings are plucked by either the fingers or a small plectrum.
It is played with a plectrum called a bachi. The Japanese pronunciation is usually shamisen but sometimes jamisen when used as a suffix, according to regular sound change e. The construction of the shamisen varies in shape, depending on the genre in which it is used. The instrument used to accompany kabuki has a thin neck, facilitating the agile and virtuosic requirements of that genre.