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Jotae-making Method Registered as National Intangible Heritage

Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) — The method of making Jotae (transverse flute, a national woodwind) was recently registered as one of national intangible heritages in the DPRK.

Jotae is believed to be made in the period of Koguryo (B.C. 277-A.D.668), for the first time.
In the course of long history, it has developed into an important instrument for Korean traditional music.
Under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea to develop national music instruments as required by the times, it was varied into three kinds–jotae and high- and middle-note jotas.
And now, it is made with birch, ebony or rosewood instead of bamboo.
Jotae is a B flat instrument with a compass from C1 to F3.

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