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604 zūrnā

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Arab countries
wood, with a tube inserted in the head; L. 36.5cm
fingerholes: front 7,back 1; ornamental holes: 3 on the bell
double-reed: reed
lowest pitch: eb'

A wooden pipe with a conical bore and a small cane reed. The player holds the instrument in vertical position and covers the reed portion entirely with his mouth. By circular breathing technique a continuous loud sound can be produced. The instrument is used for wedding and ceremonial dance music, and is often played outdoors together with a drum.

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