Padaung violin

The Padaung use a crude two string violin which they play either upright or horizontally, but not under the chin. The violin is flat-backed, strung with guitar strings and is made from rough wood pieces glued together. The sound box has a pattern of sound holes in the middle. The hairs of the bow are a piece of rough string and instead of resin they use a cigarette lighter to burn a tiny piece of wood on the violin then rub the bow in it. They play it mostly in ensembles along with a side flute, guitar and percussion.

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