two-stringed long neck lute is is typical for many equal
which we can find all over Souteheast Asia.
belongs to the Thai ("Tau"), Tay and Nung
people living mostly in
Northern Vietnam, and it is commonly used solo, to accompagny singing
and dancing and for little improvisations.
instruments are tuned in a fifth, others in a fourth, depending on
which piece is about to be performed.
of this fretless lute knows a rich oral tradition of pieces and
regional and local playing styles, thus the
also functions as a musical support for sung and recited fairy tells
not as easy as presumed from the primitve structure, mainly the left
hand knows various techniques for slidings, ornamentatioans and
octave of the instruments two octave range is getting used more often
than notes of the second octave, as latter tones sound a bit dull due
to the short range of the (actually) Nylon stringes in this range.