The structure and material of dong dong ku

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Dongdongku is a Tujia single-reed air-sounding instrument. In Tujia language, it is called Zaogude, also known as Dadaili. It is popular in Longshan, Sangzhi, Baojing, Yongshun, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province, and Laifeng and Hefeng, Hubei Province, Hubei Province.

The structure and material of dong dong ku

The body of the dong dong kui is made of bamboo, and it is mostly made of thin bamboo tubes with bamboo joints at the head end. The length and thickness of the tube vary. Generally, the length of the tube is 15 cm to 20 cm, and the inner diameter of the tail end is 0.8 cm to 1 cm.

Thin the front tube wall of the head end, and at 1 cm from the bamboo joint, use a sharp knife to carve a bamboo reed. connected with the reed tongue facing down. The outer skin of the tube wall is flattened on the front of the tube body, three or four square sound holes are opened at the lower part, and a sound hole is opened near the end.

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Dongdongku (pinyin: dōng dōng kuī), also known as early ancient de, dumbli, Tujia single-reed gas-sounding musical instrument, popular in Hunan Province, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

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Organized by 雨童 on 2022-02-16
When playing dong dong ku, the tube body is placed upright. For those with three holes, the index finger of the left hand presses the third hole, the middle finger and index finger of the right hand press the first and second holes respectively, and the ring finger supports the pipe under the sound hole; Press the other three holes. The mouth contains the first reed of the tube, and the sound is made by blowing the air drum. The pitch of the dong dong ku varies with the length of the tube and the position of the sound hole, and four or five notes can be played.
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