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Thank you for sharing. There are lot of very interesting cultural instruments all over the world. Enjoy the search...
I found all the answers on tuning and how to play all of the Northern Thai instruments from this book: "Khon Muang Music and Dance Traditions of North Thailand" by Andrew C. Shahriari. This includes the sueng, phin pia, and many other flutes. It also includes traditional sheet music and speaks about the special techniques to play them. I was lucky enough to speak with the author, and he seems to be the ONLY American, next to Gerry Dyck, who can accurately speak about music from the specific area.
For the Phin Pia, if you are using Western tuning, it's tuned G3, B3, C4, F4. It's played using all harmonics on the G (sol) string. I highly recommend the book for a more in-depth analysis.
Kawp khun krap ! Thank you Jason, for this valuable tip about the book,have ordered it at DCO Thailand.
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