Morin Khuur

Mongolia

A Morin Khuur is a two-stringed instrument played upright on your lap with a bow of stallion hair.  This one is resting on a peg inside a yurt.

Morin Khuur

It was played in the evening at nomadic structures in the middle of vast plains.  In a city, a poster of a Morin Khuur was plastered alongside a main street.  I couldn’t get far trying to play one.  The strings are set high.  

Here is a 4-minute concert of the Morin Khuur accompanied throat singing.

To put this instrument in modern context, here are some other sights in Mongolia.

 

I recommend this four-minute travelogue for more on the Morin Khuur.

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble and iBooks and Audible.

Buy it. Read it. Let me know what you think. –TMLL

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