The History And Development Of Musical Instruments From The Earliest Times.

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it moved right and left when the'instrument was struck with a hammer. The Chinese ascribe to the tehou a very high antiquity, as they almost invariably do with any of their inventions when the date of its origin is unknown to them.
The po-fou was a drum, about one foot four inches in length, and seven inches in diameter. It had a parchment at each end, which was prepared in a peculiar way by being boiled in water. The po-fou used to be partly filled with a preparation made from the husk of rice, in order to mellow the sound. The Chinese name for the drum is kou.
The kiti-kou (engraved), a large drum fixed on a pedestal which raises it above six feet lrom the ground, is embellished with svm-
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