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date: 15 November 2019

Ngũ’locked

  • Trân Quang Hai
  • , revised by Nguyen Thuyet Phong

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Obsolete scraper of Vietnam. Derived from the Chinese yu, it is in the form of a wooden tiger crouching on a rectangular wooden resonator. At the end of a piece of music the tiger is struck three times on the head, and then a whisk of split bamboo is scraped once along the 27 notches forming its serrated backbone. It was formerly used in court ritual music of Huế....

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