The Jaw Harp Dan Moi Standard is finely handcrafted and impresses with its easy playability, a brilliant sound rich in overtones and the price. The jaw harp is hidden in a round cover made of bamboo, which is wrapped in colourful fabrics. It is also available in different tunings.
You can play the Dan Moi slowly-meditatively, but also fast-dynamically. Its sound is reminiscent of electronic music or the sound of analogue synthesizers, and all without technology. Whether it's stirring improvisations, touching melodies or relaxing sounds, there are no limitations to your creativity! And the little Dan Moi makes it possible.
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By the way: The ncas ("ncha" pronounced), as the H'mong call their jaw harp, is traditionally made of brass in the north of Vietnam. Among the H'mong, both men and women pluck the small instrument, which is used for festivities, relaxation and courtship. With the melodies of the ncas, entire stories can be told and emotions can be set to music particularly well. Lovers make first contact using the dan moi, reveal their feelings, introduce themselves and their families, "speak" of their longings and tease each other in long musical dialogues. Fascinating what a large sound spectrum such a little instrument has!
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