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Yanginn -- Chinese hammered dulcimer with a trapezoidal sound box and metal strings that are struck with bamboo sticks
 
Yodel -- A style of singing or calling that involves switching the registers of the voice rapidly from head voice to chest voice (or falsetto and natural voice). Although this type of singing is typically associated with the high warbling of the Swiss and Tyrolean mountaineers, forms of yodeling can be found in several cultures, including African, Persian, and cowboy singers in the United States such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry
 
Yu -- A Chinese scraper carved in the shape of a tiger. The sound is produced by scraping it with a split bamboo stick It is used in Confucian temple worship
 
Yue Quin -- A Chinese mandolin named from its moon-shaped soundbox and similar to the long-necked Ruan. The soundbox is sometimes octagonal or hexagonal in shape with 2 strings normally tuned a 4th or 5th apart. Two additional strings can be added and are typically tuned in unison with the other 2 strings creating 2 courses of 2 strings each. The Yue Qin is commonly used to accompany performances such as operas and narratives. It is also known as a Moon mandolin
 
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