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Hi Nadishana,
yesterday the RAV VAST 2 Pygmy arrived. It is exactly as beautiful as i hoped it would be :-) I am sure, soon i will be addicted playing it. But that´s alright, because it´s a very nice addiction . I want to thank you again for your inspiring youtube videos, because these are the reasons why i was trusting in this Instrument. Maybe sometime you will see me also on a
youtube video playing the RAV VAST.....
happy and thankfull........................ Stefan :-)

Ghost Catcher - advanced mouth bow with pyrography design
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Ghost Catcher - advanced mouth bow with pyrography design

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Ghost Catcher (stringed) is a traditional instrument of Kuzhebar people
(South Siberia). It is a kind of mouth bow, but unlike other mouth bows
it has little fingerboard and 2 strings, so it is possible to play melodies
on it strumming the strings by right hand, and pressing the strings to the
fingerboard by left hand. It is also possible to play on it with a stick,
this technique reminds the berimbao playing. The instrument should be
placed in front of the mouth and modulated like a jaw harp. We sell
improved version of the ghost catcher which we modified and developed
Shipped with a small stick.


Ghost Catcher is named so because it was used by shamans in Siberia
for ritual reasons. They believed that the sound of this instrument have
a special influence to the insects and ghosts. They were trying to cooperate
with the "collective consciousness" of ghosts or insects because people
can do many things with their help which they can't do alone. They tell
that this is "quiet instrument, because originally it was supposed to be
played not for people but for ghosts and insects".

They also used it to "hunt" on ghosts. Kuzhebar people used to believe
that they need to eat special kind of ghosts, because human body
needs it. They use to classify those ghosts to 3 categories by edibility:
edible, inedible (poor) and poisonous. Only strongest shamans was
able to hunt to "poisonous ghosts".

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This model of the Ghost Catcher is covered with symbols believed to be
a protection by hunting ghosts on two sides of the instrument
and presenting a mosquito on its third side.


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Strumming + Slap Technique
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High Tuned Ghost Catcher
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