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530 khlui

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bamboo; L. 42.7cm
fingerholes: front 7, back 1
membrane-covered hole: 1; holes for tassels or a carrying string: 4
range: ca. 2 octaves from b

The instrument is held vertically, with the lower end positioned slightly away from the body. A thin bamboo membrane covers an extra hole on the side of the instrument causing a distinctive buzzing tone quality. A tassel, which is used to carry the instrument, is strung through a hole at the instrument's lower end. Used for solo playing as well as for various kinds of ensemble music.

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