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Duct flute [whistle flute]locked

  • Jeremy Montagu


An Aerophone whose essential feature is a head, partially blocked, leaving a windway or duct to lead the player’s breath to a rigid sharp edge or lip (voicing edge) at the base of the mouth (‘window’ or ‘labium’). There are normally a number of finger-holes (a duct flute without finger-holes is usually regarded as a ...

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C. Sachs: The History of Musical Instruments (New York, 1940)
Galpin Society Journal