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Dan Moi Mini Double Tang

UPC/EAN: 0615953960617

£6.00

  • Material: Brass
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • Length: 8cm


Dan Moi Mini Double Tang.
The Dan Moi is the traditional Jew's harp of the Hmong mountain people in Vietnam. Individually and skilfully hand made by local expert craftsmen using brass, these instruments are extremely easy to play having a brilliant sound rich in overtones.

Unlike other forms of Jew's Harps (where the instrument is placed against the teeth), the Dan Moi is gently placed against the players lips with one hand and gently plucked at the other end with the mouth acting as a sound box.

The Hmong craftsmen work the Dan Moi so carefully that the slit between frame and reed is barely visible which ensures a wide variety of vibrant tones when played. Many different sound effects can be created very easily by moving the tongue inside the mouth, or breathing in or out while playing.

These Dan Moi are approximately 8cm long with a double tang, or tongue, which produces rich high tones and is fast playing. All these Dan Moi Mini Double Tang instruments come with (and attached to) a colourfully decorated bamboo case.

Watch the video on this page for a demonstration of this instrument.