Jaw harp Jew’s harp Mouth Harp lips Unique DAN MOI Hmong vietnamese Viet Nam Handmade LARGE RANGE (Type 9 (2 pieces))
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- Jaw harp Jew’s harp Mouth Harp lips twanger DAN MOI Hmong vietnamese Viet Nam Handmade
- small size, velvety sound, easy to learn tool , Learning the game is very simple
Product description – Vietnamese Jaw harp
Jew’s Mouth Harp Lips Twanger Dan Moi Hmong Viet Nam . The Dan Moi is the traditional ‘Jew’s Harp’ (or jaw harp, or trump, or guimbarde) of the Vietnamese mountain people Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and having a brilliant sound, rich in overtones. Playing the Dan Moi is effortless and enjoyable. In contrast to other types of trumps, the Dan Moi must not be pressed against ones teeth to produce its full and warm sound. Rather, the instrument is gently rested against the player’s lips with one hand while the other plucks the tip of the reed softly. Moreover, the Dan Moi affords players with an almost unlimited range of possibilities for the creation of sound effects since mouth and tongue are given considerably more freedom than with other types of trumps. For example, you may try a simple echo effect by temporarily and rhythmically removing the Dan Moi from your lips, or try a tremolo by moving the tip of your tongue inside your mouth while playing. The Hmong craftsmen work the Dan Moi so carefully that the slit between frame and reed is barely visible. This ensures a wide variety of sounds, especially in the high ranges . How to play the Dan Moi Hold the instrument’s shaft between thumb and index finger and bring it to rest on your slightly opened lips so that the reed is given enough room to move in and out freely. Use your other hand to gently pluck the tip of the reed. Your mouth cavity functions like a sound-box and you can experiment with many different sound variations and effects by moving your tongue, cheeks, jaw, and/or throat. Similarly, you may use your breathing for rhythmic or harmonic effects and make your whole body resounds along to the instrument.
|Item Weight:||1.51 ounces|
|Product Dimensions:||0.79 x 1.18 x 5.91 inches|
In northern Vietnam, Hmong girls (and boys) use a Jaw harp in their courtyard rituals. In this practice, it is the tones of the Hmong language that impose the melody. The rhythmic playing of the finger composes the initial of each word while the more or less large opening the oral cavity draws the vowels. Add to this the poetic and the metaphors of the text, one will then understand the subtlety of such a loving language. This Jew’s harp is made of fine brass. It is about ten centimeters long and one centimeter wide. When not in use, it is stored in a bamboo case. Regarding the sequence, it is easy to understand that the woman who plays in front of our camera has passed the age of the love rituals accompanied by Jew’s harp and that the lovers do not call the media during their intimate dialogues!