Limbe

 

The Limbe is the Mongolian transverse flute and is traditionally made from Bamboo. It has a reed placed on a special hole to give the limbe its unique sound. This types of transverse mirliton flute is also found in Tibet and China

 

The Mongolians have developed a technique of Circular breathing on this instrument.

 

Like the Jews harp some of the melodies played on the limbe allow the female animal to be quietened so that they can accept to be suckled by orphans.

 

The Limbe is also used to accompany long songs.

 

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