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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: (gciEX)
    • Component/s: Wind instrument
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      Description

      The shvi ("whistle" in Armenian) is an end-blown wooden duct flute that has 8 holes.

      Aliases: shavi, shevi, tav shvi
      Description: Usually around 32 cm long, reedless, has a metal ring at upper end near mouthpiece for adjusting sound. Made of reed, wood or bamboo. Generally has a range of two octaves.

      Origin: Armenia, time unknown but has been in use for several generations.

      Usage/History: Played both solo and in folk music groups. Used for playing pastoral songs traditionally played by nomadic shepherds, also used by shepherds for everyday music-making. Popularly known for reproducing bird calls.

      Wikidata item: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1986655

      Related instruments:
      Duduk: https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/e5e6de9d-bde7-4340-a591-f1c55c658c2c
      Zurna: https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/0666c718-137e-4cc6-881d-fc6430d7dea4
      Blul/ Kaval: https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/e6c0f0f4-9e03-4177-8ccc-c4c99c8a9d83
      (all related Armenian woodwinds)

      References:

      http://zangezur.tripod.com/music/shvi.html

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shvi

      http://www.volkangucer.com/winds.html

      http://www.face-music.ch/instrum/armenia_instrum_de.html

       

      Image link: http://www.duduk.com/Arm-music-ins/Shvi/index.html

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              antara Antara
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