Lisu duct flute

Duct flute typically  @ 55 to 60 cm. long bamboo tube; U-shaped notch cut  12 cm. from the top on the upper side of the tube and a round wooden block pushed into the the tube to align with the top of the cut so that it directs the air from the player onto the bottom of the U. Blowing end left open. 6 finger holes on the upper side giving a chromatic scale, no thumb hole. It has a range of two octaves.

The jyylae teu (straight flute) is most often played to accompany dancing but can also play courting tunes or just used to while away the time.

Lisu duct flute hole covered with membrane

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