Myanmar SaungBurma Saung
Burmesian drum (saung-gauk)
with a long throat, cut from a trunk of a forest, from which 13 silken threads would reach from the pitch peg to the post. It' s blackened and gilded and adorned with stylized floral inlays with mica (?) and a stylized bodyhi trefoil at the ends of the cord rod.
It is also adorned with floral headings on the shallow pedestal and has two rolled stands on which the harmonica is placed when not playing. Saunagauk is Burma's main domestic concert hall and has been playing continually since the eighth cent.
Myanmarpedia: Myanmar Harp Saung
The Myanmar harmonica is to be used from the Pyu season. It was recorded to have been performed abroad by Myanmar musicans around the 9th AD. It was used in the Bagan era (10-13 centuries A.D.). In the Ananda temple, one of the famed Bagan couples, we can still see the character of the harmonica in a wall painting.
Sung was well done on the farms. The Myanmar lieder is composed with the use of a range of different kinds of music. The Myanmar stringed instrument is mainly tuned on Saung dials. On the Hnyin Lone spectrum you will find Kyo, Bwe, Thichin Khant, etc. Patpyo, Lei Htwe Than Kut, Lokanat etc. are playing on the Ayukpyan-Skala, Bawlei, Yodia-Songs on the Palei-Skala, Shit Sei Paw Tay Htat and Dain-Songs on the Myin Saing-Skala.
During antiquity three stringed instruments were used. During the Konbon period, Myawaddy Mingyi U Sa, the then known secretary created 13 chord. Later, a harp player named Saya Nyein created 14 chords. In the Second Woridewar, the then celebrated harp player Alanka Kyaw Zwa U Ba Than used 16 chords and added two more to them.
Both added chords are named Done Kyo. The Myanmar Saung (harp) has two parts - the torso and the bent one. Thick harps must be in three places and in three places when they are carved. The form of a harmonica can be altered depending on its condition.
Saung parts are bonded, varnished, gilded, except for Letyone and the surface of buckskin to be coated. Saung Che is the name of the Saung Che upright. It' not possible to place a sowing because its bottom has an elliptical form. Myanmar are holding Saung cautiously on the witness box because they worship him very much.
During antiquity the silken string made by the harpist himself was used. However, today there are almost everyone who knows the craft of string making. Usually they use instead of silken stitches because they become very seldom. Ribbons of either silver or black are bound to Bwe Kyo.
Bulethi Ket (carnation coupling) is the system for binding the line. Mood can vary depending on the kind of music. It is easy to adjust the pitch of the instrument with the help of sprockets fixed to Letyone. Enthusiasts want to end the mood quickly. When you want to use Bwe Kyo to modify the pitch of a drum, it takes 30 seconds to one minutes to pitch a violon.
It takes at least 10 min. for 16 chords. However, if the simple approach is used, Myanmar is likely to loose a very good conventional voting technique. That is why most harmonists use the old time-honoured methods to pass them on to the next-generation. Myanmar harps were also mainly used in Bago Yoma and Shan State.
Then there were seven of them. For this purpose the pinion was fixed to Let Canone. There are seven melodies to Myanmar's work. I hear they're from the horn. The Myanmar harp is one of the oldest pieces of instrument. One can assume that the result was the development of sounds like Palei and Aukpyan.
When using the above tonalities, the methodologies required for them were applied according to custom. There is a loss of the conventional way of voting. There are Saung gamblers, however, who succeed in preserving the traditions. Every year, the Myanmar authorities organize a performance art contest to uphold Myanmar's traditions. Myanmar's goal is to revive the country's ancient traditions, to evolve them and to pass them on to future generations.