Opera (Lhamo)


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Musical Instruments

Two TIPA students with tibetan lutes - dranyen.

The instruments most often used in Tibetan music are the dranyen (lute), lingbu (bamboo flute), pi-wang (a two-stringed fiddle) and the yang chin (hammer dulcimer).

Lhamo performances are accompanied by a large handled drum (rnga) and a pair of cymbals (sbub) which give the beat for the dance interludes.

The special music for Court dance (gar) is played on the kettle-drums, damma and the double-reed shawms, suna.

(More information on musical instruments will be added to this page at a later date.)

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