Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Double > Duct.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Nedun-Kulal is a double duct flute, with central blowing-hole, of Tamil Nadu, south India.
Playing Techniques: The instrument is held vertically and lower internode, where the melody is played, has eight finger-holes; the upper gives a drone.
Construction: The Nedun Kulal of a long, thick bamboo tube with three internodes. At each node a shallow hole is made connecting the neighbouring internodes; these holes are partially covered with thin metal sheets to create the ducts, leaving the outer end of each hole open to form the mouths. A reed blowing-tube is inserted into the central internode, and the breath is channelled in both directions through the two ducts.
Citations: Bibliography: Alastair Dick, Grove Dictionary, Oxford University Press ; Websites ; Alastair Dick, Grove Music Online / Nedun kulal [article] ;