Biwa

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    • Publication Information:
      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
    • Publication Date:
      2014
    • Abstract:
      Generic term for lutes of Japan. First brought from China to Japan by the late 7th century, diverse forms of biwa subsequently developed for the performance of various kinds of oral narrative and Buddhist ritual texts, and have been played in many strata of Japanese society. While dimensions and playing techniques vary, all biwa share a shallow, pear-shaped body and rather short neck, four or more wooden frets, a shallow wooden bridge, and four or five strings played with a large plectrum. Except for two archaic instruments, the gogen-biwa and the genkan, the strings are secured to tuning pegs inserted into a pegbox bent back nearly perpendicularly to the neck. Common to the forms of biwa that developed after the 17th century is a buzzing tone quality (sawari) produced by contact between a vibrating string and the upper surface of either a fret or the joint of the neck and pegbox. In modern performance the ...
    • ISBN:
      978-1-56159-263-0
      1-56159-263-3
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359
    • Online Access: https://doi.org/10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359
    • Accession Number:
      edsomo.90000323359
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARUKO, K. author; DE FERRANTI, H. reviser. Biwa. Oxford Music Online, [s. l.], 2014. DOI 10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.90000323359. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Haruko K author, de Ferranti H reviser. Biwa. Oxford Music Online. 2014. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359
    • APA:
      Haruko, K. author, & de Ferranti, H. reviser. (2014). Biwa. Oxford Music Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Haruko, Komoda, author, and Hugh, reviser de Ferranti. 2014. “Biwa.” Oxford Music Online. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359.
    • Harvard:
      Haruko, K. author and de Ferranti, H. reviser (2014) ‘Biwa’, Oxford Music Online. doi: 10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Haruko, K author & de Ferranti, H reviser 2014, ‘Biwa’, Oxford Music Online, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Haruko, Komoda, author, and Hugh, reviser de Ferranti. “Biwa.” Oxford Music Online, 2014. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Haruko, Komoda, author, and Hugh, reviser de Ferranti. “Biwa.” Oxford Music Online, 2014. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000323359.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Haruko K author, de Ferranti H reviser. Biwa. Oxford Music Online [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 20]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.90000323359