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Tumbu (m)

(with) definite article: su
➺ remark(s) below

only drone, adjustable: cylindrical, straight, no bell, no cavity / single reed

Identical types: 6

From Italian "tubo" [tube]; Drone (including the reed!); NB: ➺ Kroba.

Made of cane [Arundo donax?]; Slightly conical; The material, called "Kanna femina" [female cane], is thinner than that used for the Mankosedda and Mankosa manna, because it would be too heavy when grown to the necessary size and diameter.

Basciu

Anzetta


Sources

Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.14, 16, 144 (note 2).

Dore, Giovanni: Gli strumenti della musica popolare della Sardegna. Cagliari, 1976, p.40 & passim.

Pala, Giulio: Disegno [schematico]. In: Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo (1997), p.122*.

Paulis, Giulio: I nomi delle launeddas: origine e storia [with an extensive article on their manufacture]. In: Sonos (1994), p.141.

Lai, Luigi: Metodo per / A method for the launéddas. Cagliari, 1996, p.16/17.