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date: 22 November 2019


  • Bálint Sárosi


Wooden duct flute of Hungary. It is 30 to 50 cm long and 14 to 18 mm in diameter, with six fingerholes. The term furulya is combined with other terms to denote different types of flutes in Hungary. The hosszú furulya, played by shepherds of southwestern Hungary, is a duct flute some 90 cm long, 16 to 18 mm in diameter, with five fingerholes near the bottom (see fig.1), so it can be played only with the head held high. Overtones are played more than the basic fingered scale, which is f–g–a (or a♭)–b–b–c′.

The kettős furulya is a double duct flute, now rarely encountered. It consists of two pipes, one like that of the furulya, the second of the same size and structure but without fingerholes. The pipes can be bored in the same piece of wood, or made of two tubes attached together. The ...

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