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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.
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SIMPLE SYSTEM D FLUTES

Wind Instruments > Simple System Flutes> Simple System D Flutes
The D Flute has 6 open holes, and up to 8 keys, but these are often not used, as the notes can be found by cross fingering. A slide head is useful to tune in with other players. The open hole wooden type produces a much more earthy sound than modern metal instruments, and plays easily in the keys of D, and G.