Saturday, September 6, 2008


The ''tiqin'' is a name applied to several two-stringed Chinese bowed string instruments in the ''huqin'' family of instruments.

There are several types of ''tiqin'':

*The ''tiqin'' used for ''kunqu'' opera
*The ''tiqin'' used for
*The ''tiqin'' used for Chaozhou music
*The ''tiqin'' used in and

Additionally, the term ''tiqin'' is used in as a generic term referring to Western bowed string instruments of the violin family:

*''Xiao tiqin'' = violin
*''Zhong tiqin'' = viola
*''Da tiqin'' = cello
*''Diyin tiqin'' = double bass

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