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Murchunga Mouth Harp

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The mouth harp is considered one of the oldest instruments in the world.

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Murchunga Mouth Harp

The murchunga is a mouth harp, also called a jaw harp or in English a Jew’s harp (although it has no connection to Jews or Judaism). The mouth harp is considered one of the oldest instruments in the world. It originates from Asia, but its use has spread all over the world.

This mouth harp is made in Nepal and consists of a flexible metal tongue that is attached to the frame. To play the instrument, the frame must be held against the teeth and the metal tongue is played with the finger to produce a tone.

The murchunga is a single-pitch instrument, and these Nepalese mouth harps are not tuned to a certain tone, meaning they each have their own unique sound. However, the player can create the most beautiful melodies and overtones by changing the shape of their mouth and the airflow. When the musician vibrates their tongue, a mesmerizing sound resembles the buzzing of a swarm of bees is heard.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 9.5 cm Length / 3 cm Width

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 5 × 3 cm
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