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  • Andrew C. McGraw


Aerophone of Indonesia. A narrow open tube of bamboo about 4 cm in diameter and 110 cm long is placed inside a larger bamboo tube about 15 cm in diameter and of similar length, closed by a natural node at the lower end. The player blows with buzzing lips through the narrow tube, simultaneously humming a low-pitched tone, to produce a deep fundamental with a prominent 5th and octave. The instrument is primarily used in small bamboo ensembles to imitate the large bronze ...

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