Ding Tac Ta

Name: Ding Tac Ta.
Type: Free Reed > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 412.132
Country: Vietnam.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The ding tac ta is a free-reed aerophone used by the Ede people of Vietnam for entertainment or love songs. The fibre reed is flush with the pipe and covered by a gourd wind chamber. There are only two or three finger-holes but the ends are open, and one end can be covered to lower the pitches of the finger-holes or to get extra pitches. The other end is used to create vibrato. This version is played by inhalation only.

Citations: Randy Raine-Reusch @ asza.com [ding tac ta article].