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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
The khomus is an instrument more commonly known as a jew's harp, jaw harp, or trump.
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The khomus is an instrument more commonly known as a jew's harp, jaw harp, mouth harp, or trump.
  
===Wooden khomus - Ujash khomus===
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===Wooden khomus - Yjash khomus===
;Söösken khomus:A khomus made from the wood of mountain rose-willow.
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;Daja khomus:A khomus made consisting of an Y-shaped twig from a honeysuckle tree.
;Charty khomus:A khomus made from a flat chip of unknown wood.
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;Charty khomus:A khomus made from a flat chip of wood; its central plate creates more explicit vibrations than the daja khomus.
;Daja khomus:A khomus made from the wood of a honeysuckle tree.
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;Söösken khomus:A khomus made from the wood of the mountain rose-willow.
 
;Sheler khomus:A bamboo khomus with a string attached to the tongue.
 
;Sheler khomus:A bamboo khomus with a string attached to the tongue.
  
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==References==
 
==References==
Various Artists. "CD Booklet".  <u>Tuva: Echoes from the spirit world</u>. PAN Records:1992
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The Tuva Ensemble of Kyzyl, Tuva. "CD Booklet".  <u>Tuva: Echoes from the spirit world</u>. PAN Records: 1992.
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Özüm. <u>Özüm. Young Voices of Ancient Tuva</u>. CD. Window to Europe: 1991.

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Overview

The khomus is an instrument more commonly known as a jew's harp, jaw harp, mouth harp, or trump.

Wooden khomus - Yjash khomus

Daja khomus
A khomus made consisting of an Y-shaped twig from a honeysuckle tree.
Charty khomus
A khomus made from a flat chip of wood; its central plate creates more explicit vibrations than the daja khomus.
Söösken khomus
A khomus made from the wood of the mountain rose-willow.
Sheler khomus
A bamboo khomus with a string attached to the tongue.

Other kinds of khomus

Söök khomus
Fashioned from bone.
Khyl khomus
A khomus with horsehair.
Demir khomus
What most people are familiar with, a khomus made from iron.

References

The Tuva Ensemble of Kyzyl, Tuva. "CD Booklet". Tuva: Echoes from the spirit world. PAN Records: 1992.

Özüm. Özüm. Young Voices of Ancient Tuva. CD. Window to Europe: 1991.