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Bamboo Trumpet

Bamboo trumpets are used by the people belonging to the rural areas of Nagaland. In the olden days, it was used for sounding an alarm in case an enemy attacks a village.

Bamboo trumpet is constructed from a bamboo segment measuring 4 to 5 ft in length. The segment is cut in such a manner that it contains a node on the top and the center, with the lower end left open. The central node is pierced in the middle to enable the flow of sound through it. A small bamboo pipe, fixed on the top of the bamboo, serves as the mouthpiece. The musical notes are varied by controlling the movements of the tongue.

Updated on 7th December, 2015


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