The Richards Family, circa 1900, on a small boat on the Little Kanawha River in West Virginia. From left to right, is father Frank Richards with a guitar; Ghela, daughter, with the banjo; Frank Jr., with the guitar; and Roy with the fiddle.
Pipa琵琶 : It is a plucked Chinese string instrument. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body. It has been played for nearly two thousand years in China, and belongs to the plucked category of instrument.