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Danmoi Jaw Harps

From Vietnam
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American & European Jaw Harps

Most Common Type

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Double Jaw Harps

Two Or More Jaw Harps In One

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Bamboo Jaw Harps

For A Different Sound

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Multiple Leaf Jaw Harps

Amazing, Magical Instruments

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India & Nepal Jaw Harps

Great Jaw Harps

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Wooden Mouth Percussion Mo Nhip

Fun And Easy To Play

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Heavy Brass Jaw Harps

Rich Full Sound

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Tuned Jaw Harps

Tuned To A Specific Pitch

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Played Similar To A Jawharp

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Jaw Harps

The Jaw Harp consists of a flexible metal or bamboo “tongue” attached to a frame. This tongue is placed in the performer’s mouth and plucked with the finger to produce a note of constant pitch. Melodies can be created by changing the shape of the mouth and causing different overtones. There is a Chinese drawing from 4th century BC of this instrument. The Jaw harp is found all over Europe, Asia Russia and the Pacific Its origin in India is not very clear though many myths and stories prevail. In India it is found mainly in South India, Rajasthan and also in some parts of Assam. The jaw harp in Vietnam is Danmoi. These are some of the best sounding jaw harps. The Jew's harp, jaw harp, mouth harp, Ozark harp, trump, morsing, morchang, or juice harp.