422.112 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds with conical bore

Rgya-gling, shawm. One of a pair with 24.8.56/41.

The rgya-gling is a double reed instrument used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals. The playing technique involves enclosing the whole reed within the mouth and circular breathing to create a continuous air flow through the instrument. The finger holes are covered using the second joint of each finger. Rgya-gling are always played in pairs.

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