Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Panflutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.112.11
Region: South America.
Description: The rondador is a set of panpipes whose tubes are arranged in a manner that allows for the playing of chords up to at least two to three notes in a single breath depending on the diameter of tube.
The rondador consists of cane tubes arranged in parallel side by side allowing chords to be played. The rondador is played by blowing across the top of the instrument. The Rondador is considered a national instrument of Ecuador.
Citations: Bibliography: Bishop, Douglas. “A Worldwide History of the Panflute”. Retrieved December 26, 2007 ; This family of pan flutes has many representatives: antara [Quechua] or siku [Aymara], chuli, sanka, malta [the most common variety of siku], toyo [bass siku] and rondador [Ecuador’s national instrument, a chorded pan flute]. Sergeant, Winthrop April 1934 “Types of Quechua Melody” ;