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M'buot

M'buot is a wind instrument of free-vibrated reed of H'mŦng minority. M'buot is formed with a dry gourd, into which, six 2-diameter bamboo tubes of are driven. These tubes are arranged in two rows, with 4 tubes at the upper row and 2 tubes at the lower row. Lengths of the tubes vary from 38.5cm to 70cm. On each of the upper tubes, there exist 3 lower finger holes and 1 upper hole. One of the lower tubes has 1 upper finger hole, while the rest tube has 1 lower finger hole. M'buot has a bronze reed that is located in hornless bamboo section inside the gourd.

Being categorized into multiphone instrument with register of over an octave, M'buot sounds dim, bass, cracked, and a little subtle. Instrumentalist is usually a man who keeps standing when playing and holds knob of the gourd and simultaneously blows through it with his mouth. The instrumentalist then will cover holes on lower tubes with his left hand, while use 4 fingers of his right hand to hold the upper tubes, and coordinate with the thumb to cover the related hole.

M'buot can be played solo or in ensemble with other instruments, and is usually performed at engagement event, or while one express his love to his sweetheart, or even on the milpa or while instrumentalist is on the way of travelling.

Courtesy  Vietnam Datacommunication Company (VDC) and Vietnamese Institute for Musicology (V.I.M)
Kupuot

This is a kind of Khen of wind instrument with free-vibrated reed of Raglai minority. Kupuot consists of 6 long hornless bamboo tubes whose lengths vary from 38 cm to 78cm, and same diameter of 2 cm. These six tubes are arranged into 2 rows, of which, the upper row has 4 tubes, and the lower row thus comprises 2 tubes. Each tube is attached with a bronze reed, has a finger hole, and is driven into a dry gourd. Peduncle of this gourd serves as a blowing spout.

Kupuot is only played by men, and usually used in belief activities of Raglai people. However, at agricultural leisure, there are popularly seen Raglai young men playing Kupuot on the milpas.