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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter W

The HORNPIPE

Now Hornpipe (otherwise it is called remote control) can be seen, perhaps, only in the orchestra of Russian folk instruments. But once it was widespread in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania.

As her closest relative, the shepherd's horn, the Hornpipe is a small tube of wood or cane. Only the horn, which is made from birch bark, the tube expands and ends with a bell, and zhaleyka the lower end of the cylindrical tube is inserted into the socket from cow horns or birch bark. In the side walls of the tube there are a few holes. Pinching them with your fingers, you can extract the sounds of different heights.

Zhaleyka
Zhaleyka with a bell made of birch bark

Voice zhaleyka shrill and nasal.

Zhaleyka
Zhaleyka with the bell of the horn

The third group is small - only ten centimeters.

The Hornpipe
The Hornpipe

The horn is much longer, so it is sometimes bend like a trumpet or a horn.

Shepherd's horns
Shepherd's horns

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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