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Taegŭmlocked

  • Robert C. Provine

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Large transverse bamboo flute of Korea (tae: ‘large’; gŭm: ‘flute’). It is also called chŏ or chŏttae. The standard taegŭm is about 80 cm long and has six finger-holes plus the blowing-hole and a membrane-covered hole. It gives the pitch b♭ with all finger-holes stopped and has a range of over two octaves. Folk instruments, generally pitched a tone higher, are somewhat shorter....

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