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Trompetica china [cornet china]locked

  • John M. Schechter

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A type of oboe, introduced to Cuba by Chinese immigrants. According to Ortiz, its different sizes are termed dettoi, sona (from the Chinese suona), or taide. It produces five different pitches with a penetrating timbre. The player uses circular breathing. The instrument was used in Chinese theatrical performances and in ...

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