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592 suona

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wood, with a brass bell; L. 36.0cm
double-reed: reed; fingerholes: front 7, back 1
lowest pitch: a

Held vertically. The instrument produces a relatively loud sound, and is used in theatrical accompaniment, wind and percussion ensembles, as well as solo performance. It is one of the most popular wind instruments among the Han people, and can also be used to create a humorous effect by imitating the human voice or animal sounds.

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