503 koudi

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China=Miao, Han
bamboo; L. 7.7cm
fingerholes: 3
lowest pitch: e"

This pipe is held horizontally with both hands. The player covers the openings at both ends of the tube with his thumbs and directs his breath into the mouth hole in the center. Originally an instrument of the Miao, it later became popular among Han peoples.Mainly used as a solo instrument to imitate bird song.

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