This ancient tool, the predecessor of the oboe, and is now widely known in Armenia and Georgia, Azerbaijan and Dagestan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The zurna is a wooden tube with a bell and a few holes on the side walls. The range of its sound small - about one and a half octaves, and the tone is bright and shrill. So play the zurna is usually outdoors, accompanying folk dances. Typically, one of the zurna (the so-called artist on the zurna) plays the melody, and the other says his long lingering sounds. There is in this band and a third musician: he knocks complex, intricate rhythm on a percussion instrument.