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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:09 am 
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I bought this flute in North America some years ago.

It is bamboo(ish) , 48 cm long and has the parallel air tube similar to those on large overtone flutes - that is you blow into the small tube and the air is directed to the large tube fipple. But it is much shorter than the flutes that need a separate air tube because of their size

It has 9 holes that are physically impossible to stop all together - 5 in line along the usual top then 2 at each side towards the far end - but not opposite each other. the open end is a small hole the same size as the finger holes

If it wasn't for the side holes I might guess it was a toy or souvenir - and it has quite a nice tone.

I wonder if the far end holes have to be stopped by pegs

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:41 am 
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That appears to be a Slovakian Fujara which is an overtone flute. The two bottom holes are most likely used for tuning the instrument and not covered.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Wow! I just "googled" it and there are some interesting videos out there! BTW, the bottom holes are not covered when in use - they basically add a little length to the instrument. Lots of keyless flutes are made this way as well (including my Garry Somers in delrin).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Yes I've seen the large fujaras - BUT that's why I said that my instrument is only 48cm long , only 1/3 or 1/4 the size of the slovakian fujara - and far too short to need the parallel air pipe if used as a kind of fujara - also many more holes , even if the lower four are fine tuners and only the top five are played


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:02 am 
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I think it is a bass flute, the South American moseƱo. Though yours has more ornamentation on the outside than I normally see.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm 
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Thanks AaronFW - that seems to be it. That led me to some links of makers/stockists - I will write and try to find out about the unusual hole pattern.


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