Sring

Name: Sring.
Type: End-Blown Flute > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111.12
Country: Armenia.
Region: Caucausus.

Description: The sring [in Armenian: սրինգ] the name of this flute is also transliterated as srink. It is a shepherd’s flute originating in Eastern Armenia [the Caucasus region]. Sring is also the common term for end-blown flutes in general. These flutes are made either of a stroke bone, bamboo, wood from the apricot tree or cane and have seven or eight finger holes, producing a diatonic scale.

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