Category Archives: Living traditions

Hichiriki reeds

by Jean Jeltsch, Robin Howell and Barnaby Brown This Japanese hichiriki reed was photographed by the bassoon reed researcher Jean-Marie Heinrich¬†in the 1980s. It bears a striking resemblance to an aulos reed acquired by the Berlin Egyptian Museum in 1894: … Continue reading

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Fingering

Coming to the aulos from the triplepipe, my mind is clear. In order to give all ten fingers the possibility of virtuosic movement, without the instrument slipping out of your hands, it’s best only to open¬†one hole at a time. … Continue reading

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Dvojnice (Balkans)

Note the prevalent use of 2nds, not only on the Dvojnice but by two female singers in the first of these videos: More info: www.gajde.com/en/instrumenti/dvojnice-2/ www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/502374

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