Taepyongso1Taepyongso which is said to have been trans- mitted from Ming, China to Korea around the 14th century when King Taejo of the Yi dynasty ruled the country. While most of the Korean wind instruments are made of bamboo.
Taepyongso is a wood- wind made of citron or jujube tree, covered by a piece of copper plate at the bottom. Reed is used for blowing, and the 46 centimeter instrument has 7 tone holes in the front, and 1 in the back.
Taepyongso is the only instrument for melody in military march or farmers music.
Although it produces strong sound, because its tones are hard to control, and its timbre too loud, the instrument cannot be properly user in an orchestra.