The yatug (Mongolian: ᠶᠠᠲᠤᠭᠠ yatug-a, Khalkha dialect: ятга yatga; is a traditional Mongolian plucked zither, related to the Chinese guzheng. Tuning bridge of a Mongolian Yatga Yatga may vary widely in size, tuning, and number of bridges and strings; The body is a long wooden box, one end of which is angled downward. The performer plucks the strings with the fingernails of the right hand; the left hand is used to put pressure on the strings, varying the note. The left hand can also be used to play the bass strings without plectrums (picks). Depending on style the higher strings are picked by fingers or by picks.