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626 pungi

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pipes: 2, bamboo, with a gourd mouthpiece; L. 33.0cm
fingerholes: front 7, back 1
ornamental hole: 1,in the right side of the drone pipe

A double clarinet covered with a gourd that functions both as an air chamber and as a mouthpiece. The double pipes are secured with wax. The mouth hole is at the front end of the gourd. The left pipe is used for producing the melody while the right pipe is used for a drone. Played utilizing a circular breathing technique. Used by snake charmers. Also called bin and makuti.

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