(Last Updated on : 24-05-2012)
Bughchu is a Punjabi folk instrument, which is also spelled as Bugchu, Bugdu or Bughdu. It is actually a traditional musical instrument native to Punjab
region. Is used in various cultural activities like folk music and folk dances like Bhangra, Malwai Giddha etc.. It simple but unique instrument made of wood. Its shape is much similar to Damru, an Indian musical instrument. It makes a sound similar to its name Bugchoo.
Design And Playing Of Bughchu
The shape of Bughchu is more like an hourglass with stretched skin on heads. A thick cord or thread pierces the centre of the skin and a knob of wood is tied to the other end of the string.
Playing of Bughchu
The playing of this instrument is rather easy as it is held in a crook of the arm and the string is also held in the palm of the same hand that holds the instruments. Then the taut string is plucked with the other hand's fingers or with a striker to make a unique sound.
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