The Hit Dulcimer (gyu-mang)






This instrument is made of a large wooden base across which about thirty strings have been set, which are played by hitting them with two thin bamboo hammers. This instrument is also well known in Europe and in Asia, and it is likely that it came to Tibet from China.

 The chinese name yang-jen, also used in Tibetan language, litterally means "foreign zithar". The correct Tibetan name is gy-mang, "many strings".

This instrument needs a lot of practice to be well played, but because Tshering began playing it from a very young age, he is now very skilled and one of the rare to have mastered it.