The pifanos , pifaros or pife are quena transverse flutes well known in Brazil by the pife bands of the northeast. Brazilian natives also have their transverse flutes in the fife style in other scales. Some researchers believe that fifes arrived in Brazil at the time of colonization. Others believe it to be of indigenous origin. The fact is that in various parts of the world, native cultures developed their transverse flutes. The fifes usually have 7 holes, one for the embo cad and six for the notes, its scale is the largest natural.