updated Aug 21, 2005

Lu Guan (Bili)

Luguan is also called "bili", "guan" or "guan zi". It is a wind instrument of Bai, Naxi, Yi minority groups. Popular in Lijiang and Dali of Yunnan Province.

Luguan is a vertical instrument. The flute is made of bamboo. The mouth piece is made of a piece of reed.

There are 8 finger holes, 7in the front and 1 at the back.

Tone range: about 2 octaves.

Melancholy sound. Suitable for playing sad tones.