Lung Ta's Equipment

6.  Special Sound Instruments and Effects

Australian Bull Roarer or Bora-Bora
“Bull Roarer” or “Bora-Bora”, in Dutch “Snorrebot” or “Zoemhout”.
A traditional instrument of the Aborigines. Swing the board around above your head, and there is a heavy humming sound. 
If the bull roarer does not immediately make the desired sound, then turn it about 20 times on the rope so that it starts 'spinning'. The sound is created when the whiskers rotate around its longitudinal axis while you let it rotate around you in a wide arc.

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Object:      Australian Bull Roarer

Material:   Wood
Date:        23-05-2019
Length:    33.3 cm
Width:      8.2 cm
Code:       Lung Ta E016

Twitter Bamboo
Swing the whistle through the air on the string and a godwit-like sound is heard.
This whistle can create a sound that looks like the sounds of the Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa). In the Netherlands this bird is known as “Grutto”.

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Object:      Whistle / Bird sound

Material:    Wood
Date:         23-05-2019
Length:      10.5 cm
Width:        2.2 cm
Code:         Lung Ta E008

Partridge Bird Whistle
This bird whistle (decoy whistle) makes sounds that resemble the sounds of partridge.

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Object:      Whistle / Bird sound

Material:    Copper and Rubber
Date:         23-05-2019
Length:      14 cm
Width:        4 cm
Code:         Lung Ta E030

The murchunga is a mouth harp, also called jaw harp or in English Jew's harp (although it has no connection with Jews or Judaism). In Dutch: mondharp, kaakharp.
The mouth harp is considered one of the oldest instruments in the world. Originally it comes from Asia, but its use has spread all over the world. This mouth harp is made in Nepal and consists of a flexible metal tongue that is attached to the frame. To play the instrument, the frame must be held against the teeth and the metal tongue played with the finger to produce a tone.
The murchunga is a single pitch instrument, but the player can create the most beautiful melodies and overtones by changing the shape of his mouth and the airflow. When the musician vibrates his tongue, an enchanting sound resembles the buzzing of a swarm of bees.

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Material:     Brass frame with Iron top

Date:          23-05-2019
Length:      10.8 cm
Width:        3.5 cm
Code:         Lung Ta E020


Our monochord is an elongated maple wood sound box over which 30 strings are stretched. The strings are tuned according to a certain tuning scheme to the musical notes C and G.
With this sound instrument a large number of overtones can be generated.
The monochord is widely used in chanting mantras, reciting texts, guided meditations, visualizations and sound meditations

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Object:       String instrument: 30 strings
Supplier:    Centrum Meditatieve Ontspanning, Lelystad
Material:     Maple wood
Date:          21-08-2021

Length:      98 cm
Width:        37.5 cm
Height:       5.5 cm
Weigth:      4.9 kg

Code:         Lung Ta E575


A monochord [Greek: μόνος (monos), χορδή (chordè=string) is a simple instrument that was used by the ancient Greeks to measure and control a scale. Its invention is attributed to Pythagoras (ca. 580-500 BC). At that time, a monochord consisted of an elongated sound box over which a string was stretched lengthwise. Under the string was a movable comb that could be slid along a scale.
The instrument was used by Pythagoras and Christiaan Huygens, who developed and checked their Pythagoras tuning and 31-tone tuning respectively.

Later extensions of the instrument with more strings continued to be called monochord.

As an independent musical instrument, the monochord has hardly played a practical role for a very long time. The first step in the development towards a full-fledged instrument was the addition of a second string, which made it possible to produce harmonic sounds.
Ptolemy (ca. 85-161 AD) and Aristidus Quintillianus (around 300 AD) speak of a "monochord" with 4 strings, which was called a "helicon".

By Boëtius (ca. 480-524 AD) the West became familiar with the monochord, which was then used as an aid in voicing the hymns. In the Middle Ages, the name "monochord" was often found corrupted as "manicorde" and "manicordeon".
In the Middle Ages monochords with up to 4, 6 or even 19 strings were also found.

Meinl Sonic Energy KL1702S Solid Kalimba 17 Notes

The Kalimba is originally an African instrument and consists of a board or a sound box with metal rods clamped on it.
This sounding instrument is also called a thumb piano, because it can be played by holding it in both hands and touching the metal rods with the thumbs.

Tuning (17 tones): d", b', g', e', c', a, f, d, c, e, g, b, d', f', a', c", e" [Key: C major]

Specifications   -   Product Characteristics
Supplier:    Musik Produktiv
Material:     Hardwood (Sapele) [Colour / Finish: Brown natural], steel

Date:          21-08-2021
Length:      18 cm
Width:        12 cm
Height:       5 cm
Weigth:      350 g

Code:         Lung Ta E090