Sogeum

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Sogeum
Hangul 소금
Hanja or
Revised Romanization sogeum
McCune–Reischauer sogŭm

The sogeum (also spelled sogum or sogŭm) is a small bamboo transverse flute used in traditional Korean music. Unlike the larger daegeum, it does not have a buzzing membrane (although it did have one in ancient times).[1] It is used in court, aristocratic, and folk music, as well as in contemporary classical music, popular music, and film scores.

Other larger flutes in the same family include the medium-sized junggeum and the large daegeum; the three together are known as samjuk (hangul: 삼죽; hanja: ; literally "three bamboo"), as the three primary flutes of the Silla period.[2]

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