double-duct pipe without fingerholes

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: piscołka, piscàłka
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.222 Sets of flutes with internal duct / 421.222.1 Sets of open flutes with internal duct / 421.222.11 Without fingerholes
Maker: Szczotka Franciszek
Date: 2nd half of the 20th c.
Village / Town: Kiczyce
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1950
Description: body in the shape of a rectangular cuboid; two parallel ducts, both without fingerholes; instrument modelled on double-duct pipes native to Podhale
Decoration: stained light brown
Measurements: 310 x 35 x 24 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: the player may produce individual sounds of a harmonic series (aliquots) from each duct by increasing or reducing the force with which he blows air into the duct and by opening or closing the flute's end with a finger; tuning depends on the pipe's length
Performance practice: played solo
Catalog card by: Lucjan Grajny / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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