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transverse flute; peng keling

This flute is played mainly by herders, to provide entertainment while they are grazing their cattle, sheep or goats. It is held on the left side of the body. Peng keling (Monpa language) (phred-gling in Tibetan) transverse flute, made of a length of bamboo stopped above the mouth hole by a node. The mouth hole is small and circular, and the six fingerholes are oval in shape. Short lateral lines …