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Traditional Vietnamese musical instruments

Traditional Vietnamese musical instruments are the musical instruments used in the traditional and classical musics of Vietnam. They include of string, wind, and percussion instruments, used by both the Viet (Kinh) majority as well as the nation's ethnic minorities.

String Intruments

Dan Bau
Dan Bau

Dan Bau, monochord of Vietnam, Dan Bau is a Vietnamese monochord, a traditional one-string musical instrument.

Dan Nhi

Dan Nhi

Dan Nhi,Vietnamese two-chord fiddle. With melodious sounds, Dan Nhi becomes indispensable one in a traditional musical orchestr

Percussion instruments

Trong Com

Trong Com, a traditional cylindrical drum in Vietnam. "How joyful to have a Trong Com; and it is an honour for those who can clap it skilfully, oohh ah bong ah bong...", are beautiful lyrics and melody of a famous song from Vietnamese folklore about Trong Com.

Dan Da

Lithophone or Dan Da. Lithophone or Dan Da is also known as a percussion instrument made of stone. The name is applied to a specific instrument made of resonant stones that produces a ringing sound when hit..


T’rung - The traditional folk-musical instrument. As one of the most popular folk-music instrument of ethnic minority groups in Viet

Wind Intruments 

Sao Truc

Sao Truc (Vietnamese Bamboo Flute). Sao Truc, which is certainly Vietnam’s most well-known wind instrument with arch-form blowing hole, has long been attached to the cultural and spiritual life of Vietnamese people.

The Klong put

The Klong put is the Xe Dang language name of a musical instrument of the wind family, air driving-in branch. It is played by ethnic groups in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) such as the Xe Dang, Bahnar, Gia Rai, Hre, etc.


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