Fujara

Name: Fujara.
Type: External Fipple Flute > Aerophones.
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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