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Tuila is a stringed instrument native to Orissa. It is just a bamboo stick with a stretched gut at one end and a small half cut bottle gourd below the other end. The player holds the instrument in a diagonal manner with the dried fruit shell against his chest. One hand plucks the gut at the lower end and other hand stops it at the other end. A peculiarity of Tuila is that it is played with three fingers where seven notes are produced.The Tuila is not much in use at present.

Updated on 11th December, 2014


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