620 mizwidj

Image ( JPEG format )

Arab countries
pipes: 2, reed; L. 29.0cm
fingerholes: 5 in each pipe
range: 1 - 1 1/2 oct. from e'

An instrument consisting of two parallel length of reed pipe, fastened together with beeswax and various colors of strings. A thin piece of reed from which a lamella has been cut out is inserted into each of the two pipes. The player inserts the entire reed portion into his mouth and uses circular breathing for a continuous sound. Although there two pipes, a unison sound is produced. The instrument is used in solo performances, but it accompanies song and dance together with drums at festivals.

[ << ]-- [ >> ]

[ Back to clarinets ] [ Back to AEROPHONES ]
[ Back to Top Menu ] [ Back to Contents ]