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Ding Tac Ta

The ding tac ta is a free-reed instrument used by the Ede people of Vietnam for entertainment or love songs. The fibre reed is flush with the pipe and covered by a gourd wind chamber. There are only two or three fingerholes but the ends are open, and one end can be covered to lower the pitches of the fingerholes or to get extra pitches. The other end is used to create vibrato. This version is played by inhalation only.

Country: Vietnam
Region: South East Asia
Type: Free-reed

Ding Tac TA - a free reed of the Ede people of Vietnam
©  R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002