Type: Fipple / Duct Flutes > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111.11
Region: Eastern Europe.
Descriptions: The Koncovka is a Slovak duct-blown overtone fipple flute without finger holes. Traditional koncovka melodies use the partial Lydian scale available on this instrument.
Playing Techniques: It is traditionally played by shepherds. The koncovka flute is played by closing and opening the bottom hole of the flute. By increasing the air speed, two different harmonic series of notes can be played with the end either open or closed.