Ney Flute is a development of the Kawala for adaptation of Arabic music. The Ney has 7 holes, one on the back. Its tuning is adjusted for oriental Arabic music in which 1/4 tone is used. The sound is emitted from the inclination of the flute under the lips forming an angle over the corner of the mouthpiece, it requires training in embo cad and pitch to produce a satisfactory sound, being possible to reach 3 octaves with ease and up to 4 octaves with skill. When we master the embouchure cad becomes an extension of the voice! It is one of the oldest, simplest and most powerful flutes in existence. The Ney was cad by the Egyptians thousands of years ago, its use being documented in tomb paintings around 2700 BC There are basically three styles of Ney : Egyptian Ney Ney and Turkish Ney
Egyptian Ney Style Flute | Arabic – Sipürde D
Egyptian Ney Style Flute | Arabic – Sipürde D – Natural Bamboo
Traditionally, Ney or Nay flutes are produced with cane bamboo ( Arundo Donax ), which is a kind of light and fragile cane. We produce the flutes with a more resistant bamboo called Indian cane (Phyllostachys aurea). The bamboo selected for these flutes is of high acoustic quality of medium thickness.
- Dukah (Tonic): D
- Root (Rast): C
- Length: 58~62cm
- Material: Special Treated Bamboo
- Finishes: Indian shellac, metallic alpaca ring and waxed threads.
The position of the hand that is positioned at the top of the flute is important to define the position of the hole on the back of the flute.
Made to order, up to 40 business days for production and shipping. Standard tuning (A: 440hz), or you can request natural tuning (A: 432hz). Handmade production, there may be quena variations in relation to the photo.
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