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A lamellaphone, known as the mbira among Bantu-speaking peoples. The free ends of the tongues are depressed and released by the thumbs and forefingers and the sound is sometimes amplified by a separate gourd resonator. The tuning is easily changed by adjusting the lengths of the free ends.

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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: c. 150mm. Width: c. 90mm.