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473 di

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bamboo; L. 52.0cm
fingerholes: 6
range: ca. 2 oct. form a'

Unlike most Chinese transverse flutes. this bamboo flute does not have an extra hole covered with a bamboo membrane. Also called mendi. The tone quality is relatively soft and mellow. Used in Chinese instrumental ensembles in place of the xiao, an end-blown flute.

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