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Saùng-gauklocked

  • Muriel C. Williamson

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Horizontal arched harp of Myanmar (formerly Burma). This article deals with the history, construction, performance technique and tunings of the instrument; for discussion of context, performing practice, repertory and performers seeMyanmar, §II, 3 . Two types of arched harp exist in the country: one, made by Karen and Mon hill peoples in lower Myanmar, has five to seven strings tuned by pegs (see T. and T.A. Stern, ...

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