long suona

The long suona (pinyin: bā lā màn) is a Korean double-reed air-sounding instrument. In ancient times, it was called Daping Xiao and Taiping Xiao. Also known as suona. It is popular in Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang and other provinces, especially in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.


  • Chinese name:long suona
  • popular area:Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang and other provinces
  • ancient name:Daping flute, Taiping flute
  • Pinyin:cháng suǒ nà
The long suona was used in military activities in ancient times. It was the main wind instrument in the army. During the Three Kingdoms period of Korea (1st century to 7th century), it has been circulated in the court and the folk. It is one of the three musical instruments of the "Tang Department" in the court. It is used by the folks during the slack of farming or when the harvest is celebrated. It can be used for solo entertainment. It can also be used to accompany singing and dancing.
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The precious cultural and natural heritage has vividly demonstrated the long and splendid Chinese civilization to the world, adding a unique charm to the cultural China and the beautiful China.
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In the depths of the loess, there is a group of arrogant men with woolen handkerchiefs on their heads, wearing sheepskin vests, face up and puffing their faces, holding poles with both hands, whistling in their mouths, and bright copper bowls. The wind blows and diffuses.
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In the late 1950s, the art school of Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province was reformed to make twenty-one hole plus key long suona.
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When playing the long suona, hold the tube upright, the ring finger, middle finger, and index finger of the left hand press the fifth, sixth, and eight holes, the thumb press the back hole, and the little finger, ring finger, middle finger, and index finger of the right hand press the bottom one to four holes.
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The shape of the long suona is basically the same as that of the Han nationality suona.
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