Name: Fujara.
Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Country: Slovakia.
Region: Continental & East Europe.

Description: The fujara [in Slovakian [ˈfujara]) originated in central Slovakia as a large sophisticated folk shepherd’s overtone fipple flute of unique design. It is technically a contrabass in the tabor pipe class.

Features: Ranging from 160 mm to 200 cm long and in 1.7 metres in length. The fujara is tuned in the available keys A / G or F. It has three tone holes [also called finger holes] located on the lower part of the main body. The sound is produced by a fipple at the upper end of the main body of the fujara.

Citations: Bibliography; Eischek, Oskár 2006 Fujara : The Slovak Queen of European Flutes. Bratislava: Hudobné centrum. ISBN 978-80-88884-91-0 ; Garnett, Rod 2004. Flutes of Slovakia: fujara, koncovka, šesťdierková píšťalka and dvojačka ; Laramie, Wyoming University of Wyoming. pp. 8–10. OCLC 55993856 ; Rychlik, Bohuslav Bob; American Musical Instrument Society (May 27, 2010). Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains: Lecture / Demonstration of the Fujara and Other Overtone Flutes – Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. Thomas Jefferson Building: American Folklife Center ; Websites ;


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