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The xylophone T’rung
       

The T’rung is not really "Vietnamese" as it originally belongs to the Bahnar group living in the center of Vietnam.
This version on a stand is already a "folkloristic" model, the "real" T'rung normally gets bound at the top around the tree,
the downward tube gets bound to the players belly. It is played with two double sticks which perfectly cover the range of one octave.
The model shown above is a standrad sized model with 16 plates, tuned in the anhemitonic pentatnoc scale.
The T'rung is not only used by the Bahnar, most flokloristic ensembles in Vietnam use it today.

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