Dvoyanka

Name: Dvoyanka.
Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct > Double.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Country: Bulgaria.
Region: Balkans & South East Europe.

Description: The Dvoyanka is a double flute made of a single piece of wood, with six sound holes on one side. It is most frequently made of ash-wood, plum tree, pear tree, cornel or boxwood. The tune is played on the right pipe, while the left pipe provides a drone as accompaniment.

The instrument is similar to the dvojnice, an instrument typical for the regions of Central and Western Serbia and Serbian regions across the river Drina and in neighbouring Croatia. The divoyanka is made and played somewhat differently.

Usage: The dvoyanka is a double pipe  which has the shape of a rectangular prism or which is more rarely is composed form two parallel cylindrical tubes. It has a length from 30 to 40 cm.

Construction: The dvoyanka is a double pipe  which has the shape of a rectangular prism or which is more rarely is composed form two parallel cylindrical tubes. It has a length from 30 cm to 40 cm.

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