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date: 22 November 2019

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  • Andrew C. McGraw

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End-blown harmonic flute of Mentawai, Indonesia. It is a bamboo tube about 52 cm long and 1 cm in diameter that is open at both ends, with no fingerholes. The fundamental pitch is about e♭′. Melodies are produced by overblowing and opening and closing the distal end with a finger. Its sound is considered mournful and it is typically played to accompany young women’s sung poetry in private contexts....

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