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Qalun
2010-07-13        source:  globaltimes        author:  

A smaller dulcimer, plucked with a bone pick held in the left hand, while the right hand presses on the string with a bronze key to produce quartertones and ornaments. The qalun is found more commonly in southern Xinjiang, especially amongst the Dolan. It plays a supporting role in the Muqam.

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