Morchang, Jawharp, Iron, Mukhchang, Jewsharp, 2 Pieces, Folk, Rajasthan, Mouth Harp
A morsing (also mourching, morching or morchang, Rajasthani: मोरचंग, Tamil: நாமுழவு அல்லது முகச்சங்கு, English: Jaw Harp) is a wind percussion instrument, mainly used in Rajasthan, in the Carnatic music of South India and in Sindh (Pakistan).
It can be categorized under lamellophones, which is in the category of plucked idiophones. It consists of a metal ring in the shape of a horseshoe with two parallel forks which form the frame, and a metal tongue in the middle, between the forks, fixed to the ring at one end and free to vibrate at the other.
The metal tongue is bent at the free end in a plane perpendicular to the circular ring so that it can be struck and is made to vibrate. This bent part is called the trigger. Morsing (Jaw Harp) Its origin in India is not very clear though many myths and stories prevail. In India it is found mainly in South India, Rajasthan and also in some parts of Assam. In South India, it features in Carnatic concerts and percussion ensembles. In Rajasthan it is called morchang and is used as percussion instrument in folk music.
|Item Weight||5.3 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||5 x 3 x 2 inches|