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đing Buot is the name of a musical instrument of ╩dŕ minority. đing Buot is made from a hornless bamboo section opened at both ends, and of 47 - 57 cm length, 2.2 cm diameter. The instrument has 5 holes, of which 4 holes are finger hole while the rest hole which is located beside the blowing piece function as a escape-air hole. 5 holes are arranged with the equal distance of 4.5 cm. At the blowing piece, a small bamboo piece of rectangle-shape with 2 cm in length is fixed to make a blowing reed.
đing Bu?t is vertical flute and belongs to airophonic family, arch branch. It can flexibly play the fingering techniques such as tongue, vibrating, ligature, trill, mordent, go beyond, slipping. The sounds of đing Bu?t are clear and lyrical.
đing Bu?t is the favourite instrument of Ede's young men, they usually played it on milpa or in entertainment activities.
Text and Photos courtesy by Vietnam Datacommunication Company (VDC)
and Vietnamese Institute for Musicology (V.I.M)