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12-Oct-2016 Dick Osseman

Istanbul Military Museum Mehter October 2016 9326.jpg

Two instruments, to the left 'The Zurna' (Shrill Pipe). The Zurna is a pipe made of wood, wider at the bottom and narrow on top. It is played with straw reed attached at the tip. The best ones are those made from plum-tree wood. They have two types; the rough and the “cura zurna”. The volume sonore of the shrill pipe ranges from “brusque çargâh" and "shrill hüseyni" (modes in Turkish music).

To the right Pipe ('The Boru'). Called "borı, borgay" in ancient sources which, in turn, is derived from "burgü, burgu" (spiral). Arabs,, have also called this "nefir". Initially it was made from barks later it was made by curling copper or brass plates.

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