Name: Dan Tranh.

Type: Fretless Zither > Chordophone.

Region: Vietnam > South East Asia.

Dimensions: Length Width.

Acquisition Date:

Acquisition Source: via Craigslist.ca



Description:
 The Dan Tranh or Dan Thap Luc is a 16-stringed fretless zither from Vietnam. The closest relatives in shape and size of the Dan-Tranh are the older versions of the Chinese Chao Zhou Zheng.The strings are made from a gauge of thin diameter wire owing to the dan-tranh's quiet tone. Although it can be plucked with fingernails, the dan tranh is usually played with picks made of tortoise shell or metal picks. The dan tranh is performed as a solo instrument either by its self, or in small ensembles or as a part of a large orchestra. It has a very quite and delicate sound. Each bridge is moveable and raised allowing for note bending. This instrument is often tuned to major or minor pentatonic scales.

Dan Tranh Tunings
Key
Name Tunings
G Major
G A C D E
D Major
D F G A B

Bac Modal F G A C D

Ngu Cung Dao Bb C D F G

Nam Modal Eb F G Bb














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