Picture of string instrument - Vietnamese Traditional Dan Tranh

Picture of string instrument - Vietnamese Traditional Dan Tranh

string instrument - Vietnamese Traditional Dan Tranh

The Dan Tranh is also known as Dan Thap Luc or sixteen-stringed zither. Its shape resembles a bamboo tube that has been sliced vertically in half. The Dan Tranh has mostly been seen performed by female musicians in Vietnamese traditional dress (Ao Dai). When played, the instrument is placed in front of the musician, who uses her right hand to regulate the pitch and vibrate, while plucking the strings with her left hand. The 16-string zither has a rectangular sounding box, about 110 centimet... more

 

 

 



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