Jaw /Jew/Mouth Harp Dan Moi Triple Megabass VietnamThe Dan Moi is the traditional 'Jew's Harp' (or
jaw's harp, or trump, or guimbarde) of the Vietnamese mountain people
Hmong. Hand-made by a small number of excellent local craftsmen, this
brass instrument captivates even novices by being easily playable and
having a brilliant sound, rich in overtones. Playing the Dan Moi is
effortless and enjoyable.
In contrast to other types of trumps, the Dan
Moi must not be pressed against ones teeth to produce its full and warm
sound. Rather, the instrument is gently rested against the player's
lips with one hand while the other plucks the tip of the reed softly.
the Dan Moi affords players with an almost unlimited range of
for the creation of sound effects since mouth and tongue
are given considerably more freedom than with other types of trumps. For
example, you may try a simple echo effect by temporarily and
rhythmically removing the Dan Moi from your lips, or try a tremolo by
moving the tip of your tongue inside your mouth while playing.
Hmong craftsmen work the Dan Moi so carefully that the slit between
frame and reed is barely visible. This ensures a wide variety of
sounds, especially in the high ranges. How to play the Dan Moi
Hold the instrument's shaft between thumb and
index finger and bring it to rest on your slightly opened lips so that
the reed is given enough room to move in and out freely. Use your other
hand to gently pluck the tip of the reed. Your mouth cavity functions
like a sound-box and you can experiment with many different sound
variations and effects by moving your tongue, cheeks, jaw, and/or
throat. Similarly, you may use your breathing for rhythmic or harmonic
effects and make your whole body resound along to the instrument.
So, Dan moi are
perhaps one of the most versatile jaw harps available.
• Grave tone and kicks out (FAT),
• Good handling,
• Powerful and rich in harmonious,
• For all,
• Length: +/-13 cmPrice: 18.99 USD
Included : Wood box
Postage fees (for less than 100 gr) :
UNITED KINGDOM + Europe : 4.05 USD (prior)
UNITED STATES + Rest of the World : 4.35 USD (prior)
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