- David Fossum
Clarinet of the Turkmen people of Central Asia. It is made of a hollow length of one-year-old reed about 15 or 16 cm long, into which three or four fingerholes and an idioglot tongue (dil) are cut. An instrument with four fingerholes can encompass an entire diatonic octave. The dilli-tüÿdük has a loud, shrill tone, and is used to play pastoral tunes and adaptations of folksongs. It is akin to the Uzbek ...