Morchang is the most favourite instrument for Langa
community of Rajasthan, a wrought iron instrument, much
akin to the Jews harp, which produces twanging sounds.
It consists of a metal ring in the shape of a horseshoe
with two parallel forks which form the frame, and a
metal tongue in the middle, between the forks, fixed to
the ring at one end and free to vibrate at the other.
The metal tongue is bent at the free end in a plane
perpendicular to the circular ring so that it can be
struck and is made to vibrate. This bent part is called
The morchang is placed between the teeth and held firmly
in the hand and is struck using the other hand to
produce sound. Movement of the player's tongue,
variations of the throat and blowing and sucking of air
through the instrument produces different sounds or