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Turkey (Hatay)
pipes: 2, reed; L. 32.0cm
fingerholes (melody pipe): 6
lowest pitch: melody pipe b', drone pipe e'

A drone pipe without fingerholes alongside a melody pipe. The reed is a thin, elongated U-shaped slice of the outer surface of the reed cane, cut just below a node. Beeswax is placed on the reed to regulate its weight. The reed section is placed wholly within the mouth. The player puffs out his cheeks and uses a circular breathing technique for a continuous sound. Used in folk music.

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