The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Another Chinese four-string plucked lute is the liuqin, which looks like a smaller version of the pipa. The pear-shaped instrument may have existed in China as early as the Han dynasty, and although historically the term pipa was once used to refer to a variety of plucked chordophones, its usage since the Song dynasty refers exclusively to the pear-shaped instrument.
The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years in China. Several related instruments in East and Southeast Asia are derived from the pipa; these include the Japanese biwa, the Vietnamese đàn tỳ bà, and the Korean bipa. The Korean instrument is the only one of the three that is no longer widely used; examples survive in museums, as attempts to revive the Korean instrument have been partially successful in recent years.
- Full Pipa Scale (Gamme/Gam) Music instrument:
+ Major Pentatonic
+ Major Blues
+ Minor Pentatonic
+ Minor Blues
+ Harmonic Minor
+ South-East Asian
- Music games to practice
- Beautiful music visualizer
- Play with 650,000+ song from music songbooks
- Lessons mode for easy learning
- Daily Challenge mode
- Global Leaderboard
- Be able to record audio while playing
- Multi-touch and swipe supported
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Very fun and relaxing
I love this app! The only thing I wish is that there was a way to slow down the numbers dropping as sort of a practice mode so you can get used to how the song goes but even as is it’s a great app.
Fun to play, impossible to master
It’s great but there’s no actual way to do well at a song. Three stars is basically unachievable. It’s based off of wether you play the notes correctly and if you played them at the right time. I played every note right and I still only get half credit.
I feel like a master already.
- Tran Thi Bao Nguyen
- 46.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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