Hulusi maintenance in southern coastal areas: Special maintenance measures and precautions in hot and humid climate

123 views · Organized by 碍与暧 on 2024-03-11

In the southern coastal areas, due to the high humidity and obvious temperature changes throughout the year, the maintenance of wooden and bamboo wind instruments such as fenugreek is particularly important. The following are suggestions and specific measures for hulusi maintenance in view of the climate characteristics of the southern coastal areas:

Hulusi maintenance in southern coastal areas: Special maintenance measures and precautions in hot and humid climate

1. Moisture-proof measures

Clean up in time after use: after each blow, be sure to gently blow out the water inside the gourd to avoid the accumulation of water in the gourd leading to mold or rot.

Ventilation: After the end of the performance, do not immediately into the instrument box, but should be well ventilated and free of direct sunlight in the place of natural drying for at least a few hours to ensure that the internal humidity of the gourd can be distributed.

Storage environment: It is recommended to store fenugreek in a dedicated instrument case or airtight bag equipped with a desiccant, which can absorb excess moisture and reduce the risk of mold growth.

2. Anti-mold care

Regular inspection: Due to the high humidity in the southern coastal areas, the hulugreek should be regularly checked whether there are signs of mold, if there are slight mold spots, you can use medical alcohol cotton balls to gently wipe, serious to promptly ask professionals to deal with.

Care materials: A small amount of natural beeswax or special instrument care oil can be applied to the inside of the gourd to form a protective film and reduce the possibility of water intrusion.

3. Anti-corrosion and loosening prevention

Reed maintenance: The reed of fenugreek is very sensitive and should be avoided in a humid environment for a long time to prevent rust. Before and after the performance, clean soft cloth can be used to wipe the reed and bamboo tube inside to ensure dry and clean.

Stable structure: Timely check whether the connecting part of the fenugreek wire is loose, and strengthen it when necessary to maintain the stability of the instrument.

4. The temperature is right

Avoid hot and cold sudden changes: southern coastal areas in summer high temperature, winter is not cold but there may be a large temperature difference, Musical Instruments should not be directly exposed at extreme temperatures, to avoid thermal expansion and contraction caused by gourd and bamboo pipe rupture.

Through the above maintenance measures, the fenugreek lovers in the southern coastal areas can effectively protect their instruments, extend their service life, and maintain the best performance of the instruments.

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Hulusi (pinyin: hú lu sī), also known as "calabash flute", is a musical instrument of ethnic minorities in Yunnan. Hulusi originated in Lianghe County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, and is mainly popular in Dai, Achang, Wa, De'ang and Brown. The Dehong and Lincang areas in Yunnan where ethnic groups live together are rich in local colors.

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