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Tuvergen Instruments


The doshpuluur is a long-necked Tuvan Lute made from wood, usually pine or larch. The doshpuluur is played by plucking and strumming. There are two different versions of the doshpuluur. One version has a trapezoidal sound box, which is covered on both sides by goat skin and is fretless. The other has a kidney-shaped soundbox mostly of wood with a small goat or snake skin roundel on the front and has frets.


The igil or ikili is a two stringed Tuvan musical instrument, played by bowing the strings. The neck and lute shaped sound box are usually made of a solid piece of pine or larch. The top of the sound box may be covered with skin or a thin wooden plate. The strings, and those of the bow, are traditionally made of hair from a horse's tail (strung parallel), but may also be made of nylon.


The Morin Khuur, also known as the horse-head fiddle, is a traditional Mongolian bowed string instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the nation of Mongolia. The morin khuur is one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity identified by UNESCO.

The Tovshuur, also known as Topshur or Tovshuur. Mongolian: ᠲᠣᠪᠰᠢᠭᠤᠷ, romanized: Tobsiğur) is a two or three-stringed lute played by the Western Mongolian (Oirats) tribes called the Altai Urianghais, the Altais, Tuvans, and Khalkha peoples. The topshur is closely tied to the folklore of Mongolian people and accompanied the performances of storytellers, singing, and dancing. According to descriptions given by Marco Polo, the Mongols also played the instruments before a battle.


The DIY drumkit used in Tuvergen Band, while inspired by traditional Mongolian percussion
styles, is comprised from percussion instruments from Ireland, Spain, India, Turkey, China,
Africa, Peru, and America.

Didgeridoo is a wind drone instrument native to Australia and indigenous to the aborigines.
The instrument creates a fundamental drone and often adds harmonics, vocalizations, and
animal sounds, all whilst employing the circular-breathing technique.

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