135 vargan

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iron; L.4.5cm

A jew's harp in which on end of the lamella is fixed to the middle of a metal frame and the other is bent at a right angle. The instrument is held horizontally between the upper and lower teeth. A sound is produced by plucking the tip of the lamella with a finger (usually the index finger). By adjusting the shape of the oral cavity and changing breathing, the player can modulate overtones and play a melody. Used as a solo instrument and as a drone instrument. Also called drymba(Ukraine)

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