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MBIRA

   
Definition: played with the thumbs; "thumb piano"; its sound is produced by the vibration of tongues of metal or wood; small in size. Known as Mbira in Zimbabwe, Budongo in Uganda and Sansa and in South Africa. It is also known as Kalimba.

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LOW WHISTLES

Wind Instruments > Low Whistles
We normally refer to whistles as low whistles if there is one available an octave higher. The G is the highest pitch commonly sold, so from G downwards we call the big ones Low whistles. The Low Whistle, so popular today as a result of the success Riverdance, was first made in the early 1970s by Bernard Overton, from aluminum tu...read more
Howard Low C Whistle, Nickel Tuneable With tuneable black plastic mouthpiece