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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

      Huaca (multiple chambered pan-cultural vessel flute)

      Origin: The Huaca was originally developed by ceramist Sharon Rowell from the San Francisco Bay area in the 1980s.

      Types: Native Huaca, Melodic Huaca

      Family: Wind instrument

      Relationships: Inspired by the sound of Foghorns and similar to the ocarina (MusicBrainz, https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/e93eda0f-9475-45c1-9194-29020d9b83e9)

       

      Description: Made of clay, the Huaca has multiple large chambers (usually two or three) with a split mouthpiece allowing one, two or three notes to be played simultaneously. Chambers are tuned to a specific key and are round in shape.

       

      What it sounds like:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcHG0Xmt800 (Alan Tower playing Renaissance Fog) 

       

      Images:

      http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/huaca1.jpg (OddMusic, Huaca)

      https://flic.kr/p/7gXFjh (Jafafa Hots, a 2-chambered Huaca made by Sharon Rowell)

       

      Sources: 

      https://www.stonewhistle.com/huacas/ (StoneWhistle, Huacas)

      http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om19550.html (OddMusic, Huaca)

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              zaphodbeeblebrox CatQuest, the Endeavouring Cat!
              Reporter:
              peanutfinch Sylvia Li
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