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583 guanzi

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wood; L. 17.7cm
double-reed: reed; fingerholes: front 7, back 2
range: ca. 2 oct. from e'; "G pipe"

Holding the instrument vertically, the player covers the fingerholes with the fingers of both hands. Although a large volume of sound is produced, the instrument has a considerable dynamic range. It is one of the leading instrument in wind and percussion ensembles as well as in theatrical accompaniment. The instrument in the collection has a metal arabesque pattern (inlaid) on the surface. Also called pili, feng-guan, or touguan.

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