These instruments still hold the general shape and form of the first instrument. Likewise, the name Barbat is still phonetically identified with Pipa, and Biwa. It was in the western exchanging urban communities that the primary Chinese experienced the Barbat of the Persians and began learning and utilizing the instrument.
As indicated by Persian students of history, before the Islamic victory amid the Sassanian period a standout amongst the most famous court artists played the Barbat. His name was Barbod and he played and sang with such ability that he could turn people groups tears to giggling, and chuckling into sleep. A fabulous legend credited to him happened when the King Khosrow dearest horse Shabdiz fell sick.
Khosrow’s distress was to such an extent that he undermined the carrier of the news of Shabdiz’s passing with death too. Upon Shabdiz’s demise, none of the nobles challenged tell the King reality because of a paranoid fear of death. Barbod was recounted the nobles predicament and discovered it upon himself to devise an answer.
Whenever a court execution was summoned, Barbod sang and played a woeful tune, a genuine mourn, and it was so tragic as to make the King say, “Hath Shabdiz kicked the bucket?”, after listening to this, Barbod cried, “So it is! What’s more, the King hath talked!”