CHAPTER 5: Dulcimers in other countries since 1800 > Far East


Dean Lucrecia Kasilag of the Philippine Women's University writes that the Chinese yang ch'in

has been used in this country for as long as the Chinese musicians here have organised their own Chinese orchestra. Usually one player, a girl, plays this instrument in their type of orchestra. It is not a Philippine instrument.

There are examples at the College of Music and the Cultural Centre Library, and from Prof. Liang Tsai-Ping of Taiwan she quoted:

The yang ch'in is played with two light slips of bamboo and it is capable of producing extremely pleasing sounds when well played. It may sometimes be heard together with the violin and the guitar, accompanying songs and ballads. (86).