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353 paldong

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bamboo pipe; L. 50 cm
3 fingerholes in front, 1 in back
range: ca. 2 1/2 octaves from b♭

The upper edge is cut away obliquely from the backside, and then cut away slightly from the frontside. The player's lower lip is placed against the cut away surface. Usually played as a solo instrument by men. Sometimes used to court women.

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