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- Licensed Toy Japanese Version, all description in Japanese
- Size 13x8 x6cm
- 1 octave diatonic / small sound like bell chime
- Weight: 150g 

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Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Geum Bu (Metal instrument)


Teukjong is a large bell hung on the frame and is played by striking it. This instrument was made by the great musician Park Yeon during the reign of King Sejong as he arranged the royal court music. It signaled the beginning of ceremonial music

Pyeonjong is a set of 16 small bells with the same size hung on the frame and is played by striking it with an ox hornmallet. This instrument was imparted from the Chinese Sung Dynasty during the Goryeo Dynasty period and was improved by the great musician Park Yeon. The thicker the bells are, the higher pitch sound they give.

Banghyang is made of two rows of 16palm-size metal plates like the pyeongjong and is played by striking it with an ox horm mallet. It is also called cheolhyang, and the thicker the metal is, the higher sound it emits.

Yanggeum Compared to the fact that other string instruments are made of silk threads, the yanggeum is made of 56 metal strings that give off clear metal sounds. This instrument is made by setting up two bars on a lozenge-shape box and placing metal strings between them. It is played by striking it with a bamboo stick.

Jing According to the size, jings are referred to as jeong, geumjeong, geum, geumna, and na. They are played by striking it with a stick with the cloth-wrapped end, thus giving off a solemn, soft and long-echoing sound

Kkwaenggwari also referred to as the sogeum and kkwaengmaegi, is played by striking it with a wooden stick with the handle made of string like jing. It was used to produce music for royal court ceremonies. Recently, the kkwaenggwari is played mainly to create farmer`s music and court dance music.

Nabal is a wind instrument that gives off a metallic and majestic sound. It is made by molding metal into a long pipe, which gets thinner towards the blowhole and thicker toward the trumpet flower-shaped end.

Jabara is also referred to as bara, bal, and jegeum. Jabara consists of a pair of two cooker cover-shaped thin and circular brass plates with holes punched on the center to insert strings through them to make handles. To play the instrument, the two plates are held by the string and hit with each other.

Ulla is a set of 10-tune dish-shaped small copper gongs hung on the frame and is played by striking it with a small mallet. It gives off a clear sound similar to that of a xylophonel and is used to give off creative traditional Korean notes.


Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Sa Bu(string instrument)

Geomungo To make the sounding case, the front board made of paulownia tree is attached to the back board made of chestnut tree. Sit strings of twisted sklk threads are placed an the case to complete a geonumgo. It is played with a bamboo stick and gives the broadest sound among all traditional Korean instruments.

Gayageum This 12-string gayageum is made of the same materials as the geomungo. It is categorized into classic gayageum and folk music gayageum and is played by the left hand pressing the strings and the right hand plucking or plunking them.

Daejaeng As a 15-string instrument, daejaeng is similar to the gayageum in shape, but is more majestic in terms of tone color.
It is played by the left hand pressing strings and the right hand plucking or plunking them.

Geum also referred to as chilheyongeum, loosens its strings and weakens the sound due to the absence of dove foot-shaped string-support ridges. Near the corner of the black heart of the instrument, 13 shells are studded forming into a chinese character hwi, which is held when plucking strings.

Haegeum To play the haegeum, a bow is inserted between the two strings which are rubbed. This instrument allows a rich expression that enable diverse playing techniques. It is an essential part of any ensemble.

Wolgeum The name wolgeum was given to this instrument because its sounding case is circular like the moon. It is also referred to as wanham. Its four strings are placed on 13 bars, and the instrument can be slung over the shoulder by tying a string at the back

Hyangbipa is one of three string instruments of the Silla Kingdom along with the geomungo and gayageum. It is also referred to as jikgyeongbipa. This 5-string instrument is made of the same material as geomugo, and is played with a plectrum just like the geomungo is played.

Dangbipa is an instrument with four strings placed on its curved wood piece. Tang and Sung music was played on dangbipa using a wooden stick, and folk music using bare fingers or thimble-encased fingers. The sounding case consists of gyeeomtree-made top board and zelkova or mulberry-made bottom.

Geonhu is similar to the western harp, and it is categorized into wagonghu(13-strings), sugonghu(21-strings),daegonghu(23-strings) and sogonghu(13-strings), according to the frame shape


Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Hyuk Bu (Membrane instrument)

Janggo As a rhythm-functional percussion instrument, janggo is also referred to as janggu and seyogo. It is categorized into classic janggo and folk music janggo.

Galgo is played by striking it using two drumaticks in both hands and is also referred to as yangjanggo. Galgo's sides are covered with leather, and are struck using both hands. The instrument is fitted with a sound adjusting funnel different from that of janggo.

Yonggo is played using two drumsticks in both hands by slinging it around the waist and shoulders by strings tied to the rings hooked on both sides painted with dragons.

Jeolgo was played for royal court ceremonial music and memorial service music. Lrganized into deungaak or music played on stone stairs in the palace, this drum is used mainly to signal the start and end of music.

Jingo Arranged into heongaak or music played before the god-worshipping gate, jingo is played to signal the start and end of music. An ensemble starts as the chuck instrument is struck three times and the jingo is struck once. This is repeated. As the jingo and noego are struck three times, the eo is plucked to end the music.

Jwago It is a drum played while sitting on the floor. It is played to create wind instrument music or orchestral music, together with janggu. Jwago is not played to create geomungo-centered small-scale orchestral music, since it can carry high musical volume.

Geongo is one of the instruments used to signal the start of music. Before starting an ensemble, the sakgo and eunggo are struck once, and then the geongo is struck once. This process is repeated three times.

Gyobanggo was used in wind instrument ensemble and royal court dancing. Today it is used in drum dancing and folk dancing. To create music for royal court ceremonies, the gyobanggo was struck as four men carried it on long poles.

Sakgo is a long barrel-shaped drum suspended from a wooden frame with the center's surface painted with a white sun shape. In the royal morning gathering or feast held for state visitors, sakgo was placed in the west and was used to signal the ceremony, together with geongo and eunggo.

Sogo is a small drum used for farmers'music either with or without a handle. Also referred to as maegubuk, it is often used in creating farmers' music and folk dance music.

Eunggo Arranged together with geongo and sakgo, eunggo signals the start and end of the music. It is similar to sakgo, but it is different becarse it has a red-painted moon shape on the frame and is positioned in the east.

Noego consists of six conical-shape small drums hung on the frame, and the drum bodies are painted black. It was used in god-worshipping ceremonial services.

Yeonggo has a yellow body with eight sides. It was used in ceremonies worshipping the earth god. The eightsides of the drum match the fact that in music for welcoming gods. The same music is played eight times.

Nogo consists of two long drums that have both sides coverd with leather and fixed overlapping each other. The drum body is painted red. Nogo was struck during ceremonies worshipping gods. This was usually after jingo like noego and yeonggo.

Yeongdo consists of four small yellow drums pierced with a pole. It was used in ceremonies vorshipping the earth god. Before the Music started, yeongdo is shaken three times allowing the leather strings attached to both sides of drum bodies to strick the drums and create sound.

Noedo consists of three small drums stacked crossing each other. It was used in god-worshipping ceremonial services. Before the music starts, noedo is shaken three times to allow the leather strings attached to both sides of drum bodies to strike the drums and create sound.

Nodo consists of two drums pierced with a pole crossing each other with the drum body painted red. It was used in ceremonies for worshipping gods, and was also shaken three times to signal the start of the music.

Do is a drum hung on a long pole. The historical music book 'Akhakgwebeom' says that the picture of this drum was handed down but this drum was not actually used.

Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Seok Bu (Stone Instrument)

Teukgyeong  consists of a single chime and is played by striking it with an ox horn mallet, and is used to signal the end of music. When a performance ends, the jeolgo is struck three times, the eo is plucked three times, and the teukgyeong is struck once during the first and last instances the jeolgo is struck.

Pyeongyeong  consists of 16 chimes and is played by stricking them with an ox horn mallet. The thicker the chimes are, the higher the sound is. This was imported from China, but since the material stone pumice was discovered in Korea, it was also manufactured in the country by the great musician Park Yeon.

Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Juk Bu (Bamboo Instrument)

Piri is a wood instrument made of bamboo pipe and a thin-cut bamboo piece through which air is blown. It is categorized into hyangpiri, dangpiri and sepiri.


Daeguem is one of the three Silla Kingdom bamboo flutes together with the junggeum and sogeum. It is played by blowing. It is categorized as classical daegeum and folk music daegeum. The instrument gives off a clear and beautiful sound, and history records of the Three Kingdoms imparted a legend that says sea waves were calmed down by the sound of the darguem.

Junggeum is one of the three Silla Kingdom's flutes. Like the daegeum, this has one blowhole, six finger holes, and several holes referred to as chilseonggong at the end but has no cheonggong holes and is relatively small compared to the daegeum.

Tungso is originally called tongso from its Chinese characters, and is played by blowing wind into the half-moon-shaped blowhole like danso.

Dangjeok is a wind instrument that gives offa clear and bright sound, and has one and a half octave short range according to the music book akhakgwebeom. But it was remodelled into a folk danjeok to enhance its pitch and range to resemble those of daegeum.

Danso is a wind instrument played as it is held vertically, and is easy and simple to play. It gives off a clear and a beautiful sound, thus allowing many people to enjoy playing it. It goes well even with saenghwang, yanggeum and haegeum.

Sogeum is the smallest of the three Silla Kingdom's flutes. It is similar to daegum, but it is short and gives off one octave high pitch sound. This instrument also has more decorations compared to the daegeum.

Yak is similar to jeok in shape, and since the player uses three holes to make 12 tunes, the playing technique is difficult. Yak is used as a kind of dancing tool in royal court memorial service music and sacrificial rites.

Jeok has one finger hole in the back, five on the front, and two empty holes at the end in the back. At the center of the last joint at the bottom of the bamboo pipe, it used to have a cross hole like ji, but the hole is not carved today.

So This instrument is similar to the wings of the Chinese phoenix in shape, and is called bongso or Chinese phoenix, 16 bamboo pipes are inserted into the wood frame, and the end of the pipes is stopped with wax.

Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: To Bu (Soil Instrument)

Hun is a wind instrument made of clay or clay mixed with baekmyeonhwa, and gives off a low and gentle sound. It comes in scale weight, egg, globe and other shapes.

Bu Shaped like a clay brazier, bu is a percussion instrument, and is used as a rhythm instrument the middle of a slow royal court music.

Traditional Korean Musical Instrument :: Mok Bu (Wooden Instrument)

Bak is a percussion instrument consistion of 6 pierced wood pieces. With only one side bound, it unfolds and folds fast like fan ribs and as the player holds the other side, he strikes it to create sound. It is mainly used when music starts and ends.  

Chuk is a percussion instrument made by punching a hole in a wooden case with a narrow bottom, and inserting a club into it. Upon three strikes of the club, an ensemble starts. It is painted blue and organized to be placed in the east.  

Taepyeongso Also referred to as soenap, hojeok or nallari, taepyeongso gives off a strong and high sound, making it suitable for use in the military. To day it is used on a large scale for military music, royal court ceremonial dances, shamanistic music, and farmers' music.

Eo is an instrument with 27 saw-toothed ridges placed on wooden tiger. When the music ends, the player strikes the head of the tiger with a bamboo stick three times, and plucks the teeth on its back one time. This action is repeated three times.  

 If you have any question about traditional Korean musical instrument, please send me your question via ebay message .             * All information from Chungju Ureuk National Orchestra


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