Padaung guitar

The Padaung have adopted a home-made version of the Western guitar as their main instrument to accompany singing and for use in ensembles for dancing. This has four strings with wooden tuning pegs and a large body. It is used for strumming chords. They sometimes make it in the shape of a flat-back mandolin, also with four strings. Traditionally, they played a three string instrument rather like the k’nat.

Be the first to start a conversation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: