Name: Diplica.
Type: Single Reed > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.211.2
Country: Croatia.
Region: Balkans & South Eastern Europe.

Description: The diplica is simple idioglotic reed instrument similar in design to the sipsi of Turkey or Arghul of Egypt. In Croatia it was once played in different forms in many regions. Today, it is preserved only in Slavonia and Baranja.

Construction: It contains a pipe with several usually five finger holes and a single reed. This instrument can be made from other materials such as the wood of an elder tree, straw or even goose feathers. Diplicas are most frequently made in the key of E in this case the rest of the tones of a diplica are: E, F sharp, G sharp, A, B and C sharp, but they can also be made in the keys of C, D, F and G.

Citations: websites [Diplica article – Hrvatska Tradicijska glazbala].

Marko Drventić Mikolašev (Gajić) – Baranjsko kolo [youtube video]


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