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.




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.