The Didgeridoo – Woodwind Instruments

The didgeridoo, typically of wood construction, is an end-blown wind instrument from the northern Australian Aboriginal people. This instrument is also known as a ‘drone pipe’. The term didgeridoo has an ambiguous origin. It’s widely assumed to be a...

The Duduk – Woodwind Instruments

The Duduk, a woodwind instrument, originated about a thousand years ago in what we know now as Armenia. Performances often present it in pairs. While the first player performs the melody, the second player plays a constant drone tone called “dum,”. The...

The Bagpipes – Woodwind Instruments

Bagpipes are a type of woodwind instrument that uses enclosed reeds fed by a constant reservoir of air. The latter resides in a bag. Its roots trace back to antiquity. Herdsmen had the requisite tools on hand: goat or sheep skin and a reed pipe. That’s why the...

The Kaval – Woodwind Instruments

The Kaval is an end-blown flute that belongs to the family of woodwind instruments. It’s one of Europe’s oldest folk instruments. Prototypes of Kaval have existed since 3000 years B.C. The instrument is deemed to have come to Europe from Egypt, Syria, and...

Concert Flute – Woodwind Instruments

The concert flute is a variation in design to the plain flute, which holds the title as one of the most ancient musical instruments and likely the first wind instrument that ever existed. An especially long tradition of flute playing exists in the Middle East. Among...