Morchang or Chang is a simple but sophisticated sounding device made of iron or brass. It has an outer frame within is a set a kind of thin elastic tuning fork with its end protruding upwards. The player sets part of the frame between the teeth keeping jaws somewhat open so that the hollow of the mouth serves the purpose of a sound chamber. He then vibrates the tuning device by the soft backward strokes of his forefinger. Measured strokes in a slow or quick succession and an appropriate adjustment of the tongue position within the mouth are combined to produce a variety of rhythm patterns.
To get better sound notes, the movement of tongue, throat & stomach is essential. To play Morchang is not so easy. It hurts tongue, lips and lungs. It requires constant Rias to get sweet rhythmic sound.
Morchang is also found in Austria, Italy, Australia, Indonesia made from iron, but the sound of this Morchang is not so sweet as the sound of Kutchi Morchang has.
Name & Address of Performing Folk Musician:- Samat Sajan Pathan
Add:- Village Jarar Wadi,
Near Sadai, Post.Hod
Name & Address of Artisan who makes the Musical Instrument:-Valimamad Suleman Luhar
Add:- Post Zura,