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Woodwind Information and FAQs



DEFINITION


Generic term for all mouth blown instruments, end-blown, side-blown, with fipple or with a single or double reed.

INTRODUCTION


Our wind instrument section includes all mouth blown instruments, end-blown, side-blown, with fipple or with a single or double reed and brass instruments too.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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Woodwind instruments should never be submitted to extreme changes in temperature, or placed near any form of heating or in direct sunlight. The woodwork should be oiled occasionally with olive oil - in hot or dry climates this should be done every week.

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CHALUMEAU

   
Definition: Single-tube, cylindrical, single reed instrument. A seventeenth century ancestor of the clarinet, it has a recorder type body with a single reed mouthpiece. Similar folk instruments are found in many Arabic and European cultures; see Albogue, Alboka, Diplica, Hornpipe, pibgorn, and Sipsi.
Read the full Other Folk Woodwind FAQ Page.