417 qassāba

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reed; L.17.5cm
fingerholes: 6
range: g'- g"'

Also known as gasba or ghassāta. An end-blown flute. The inside of one end tapers off to a sharp edge and forms the mouth hole. The player holds the instrument at an angle while playing. Used to play the melody line of folk songs and dance music at festivals and wedding ceremonies.

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