Zubivka

Name: Zubivka.
Type: Open-Ended Flute > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111-12
Country: Ukraine.
Region: Eastern Europe.

Description: The zubivka [in Ukrainian: Зубівка, Hungarian: Beregfogaras] also known as a Skosivka, Skisna Dudka, or Frukanka. The zubivka is considered one of the oldest folk wind instruments in Ukraine and is found primarily in the Carpathian region. It was first described by wandering Arabic scholars in the 11th century. This instrument is very similar to the telenka, it is played like frilka, by having the breath break against the side of the pipe. This surface is bevelled. The zubivka is usually approximately 60 cm [24 in] in length.

Citations: Humeniuk, A. – Ukrainski narodni muzychni instrumenty – Kiev: Naukova dumka, 1967 ; Mizynec, V. – Ukrainian Folk Instruments – Melbourne: Bayda books, 1984 ; Cherkasky, L. – Ukrainski narodni muzychni instrumenty // Tekhnika, Kiev, Ukraine, 2003 – 262 pages. ISBN 966-575-111-5