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Tanso, Korean National Instrument
Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- Tanso, a short bamboo flute, is one of the Korean national musical instruments.

Its sound is characteristic of national feelings.

Originally, it had one hole in the back and four holes in the front.

The flute, improved to suit twelve semitones, produces more elegant sound and larger volume and range.

It also makes vibrato, grace and microtone and imitates sounds of creatures like bird.

The flute tones blend well with other national and western instruments.

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