Yi Three-string Fiddle
The Yi three-string fiddle is a bowed string instrument popular among the Axi and Sani branches of the Yi people who live in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, Mile, Luxi and Yiliang of Yunnan Province. The fiddle, typically 85cm in length, is composed of a neck, a sound box, tuning pegs, nut, bridge, strings and a bow, with a total length of. In the performance, it shows variable melodies, rich and pleasant sound, soft and solid tone, and is both delicate and profoundly expressive. It can be used for solo, instrumental ensemble or folk dance accompaniment.