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Skudučiailocked

  • Arvydas Karaška
  •  and Romualdas Apanavičius

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Disjunct Panpipe of Lithuania. A set of skudučiai comprises five to eight cylindrical or slightly conical pipes graduated from 10 to 20 cm long and one to two cm in diameter. Each pipe (skudutis) produces one note and each player can sound one or several pipes. The pipes are made of wood (ash, maple or alder), of willow or linden bark in spring, or of hollow stems of umbelliferous plants in autumn. The lower end of each pipe is plugged with a sliding (for tuning) or fixed stopper. The upper rim has two opposing crescent-shaped cuts of different depth (see illustration; ...

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