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  • Reidar Sevåg


Side-blown harmonic duct flute of Norway. It is traditionally a tube of willow bark about 60 cm long, without fingerholes. A wooden plug, carved with a sloping duct, is inserted into the proximal end. The player holds the instrument transversely and blows into the duct, which directs the air stream at a right angle to a mouth in the side of the tube. The player mixes open and stopped notes by opening and closing the lower end of the instrument with a finger. A good instrument can give eight to ten different notes. The ...

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