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pipes: 2, reed; L. 72.5cm
fingerholes (melody pipe): 6
range: 1 oct. from c#
dron pipe: pitch C#

A double clarinet comprised of two lengths of reed pipe. One pipe is approximately 30 cm in length and is used for playing the melody, while the other plays a drone. Two removable pieces of reed are attached to the drone pipe. A vibrating reed is made by cutting a U-shaped incision into the thin reed. The player inserts the entire reed section into his mouth and plays by means of a circular breathing technique. Used for festive dances and folk song accompaniment.

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