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228 [musical bow]

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China(Taiwan)=Thao ?
bomboo, with a metal string; L.55.0cm

The player holds the top of the bow lightly in the mouth while gripping the bamboo frame with the left hand. While adjusting pitch with pressure from the left thumb, the performer plucks the bow string with the right thumb and index finger.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan