The Jaw Harp Cyanus from Khakassia, Russia is an amazing instrument produced by the jew's harp smith Ivanych. The frame of the jaw harp is stable, but in the same time sensitive to pressure. The design of the frame is stunningly beautiful, with a burnished and polished finish that adds to its aesthetic appeal.
The vibration behavior of the Cyanus is long, and it can be set in motion from a standstill, with ease. The sound produced by this jaw harp is rich, bassy, crisp, defined, and far-reaching. The sound volume is in the upper middle to loud range, making it suitable for both solo and accompanying Performances.
Playing techniques for that Jaw Harp involve the oral cavity, tongue, larynx, and diaphragm. The playing dynamics can range from slow, reverential, and meditative to dynamic, fast, rhythmic, and spherical. This makes it a versatile instrument that can be used for a wide range of musical styles and Genres.
The Cyanus is not only beautiful but also feels soft and smooth in the hand. She is highly responsive and does not rattle even during fast play. She also responds remarkably well to modulation, which is a testament to the craftsmanship of the jew's harp smith Ivanych. Overall, she is a great instrument that is sure to impress both players and audiences alike.