|Inventor(s)||Hynniew Trep People|
The tangmuri is used by musicians playing for traditional dances, and for other traditional rituals, such as cremations performed according to the indigenous religion, Niam Khasi. The tangmuri delivers a very high pitched sound when played by the musician.
The instrument consists of a turned conical-bore wooden chanter, about 20cm long, with seven finger-holes on the front, and a separate flared turned 15cm long wooden bell which is attached to the chanter by a push-fit.
The double-reed is tied onto a thin conical-bore metal tube c.3cm long, which is wound with thread to hold it in place in the chanter.