Daekum

 

Daegum Sanjo
 
Daekum Sanjo (Solo)


 The daekum, together with the Jungkum and sokum, used to be the three representative wind instrument in Silla days. Made of old bamboo, the instrument with a diameter of about 2 centimeters extends about 82 centimeters. At the uppermost part is a hole for breath, and below it are the listening hole and 6 tone holes.
When performing, lips contact the breath hole, and the forefinger, middle finger and ring finger of the left hand block and open the 1st, 2nd and 3rd tone holes, and the forefinger, middle finger and ring finger of the right hand, the 4th, 5th and 6th tone holes.
Of all Korean wind instruments,
the daekum produces softest and the most graceful tone, and so, it is used for solo and ensemble in court and folk music, and for accompaniment of lyric songs.


Daekum