The Medieval Musical Pipe is a solid rosewood pipe that is carved in three sections and features brass trim and key. It has 8 finger holes. The reed is included and mounts on the inside. The Medieval Pipe is very similar to the rauschpfeif and the cornamuse. There are important differences, though. The rauschpfeif is distinctive among Renaissance windcap instruments, as it has a conical bore giving it a loud voice. The cornamuse has a similar shape as the Medieval Pipe, but the bell on the cornamuse has a closed end. The cornamuse sound escapes through the side holes of the bell, giving it a very soft voice. The Medieval Pipe has a straight bore, and the bell has an open end. It is much softer sounding than the rauschpfeife. The primary art in playing windcap instruments is in maintaining a strong breath pressure to keep the reed vibrating and the instrument in tune. The required breath pressure is very strong compared to the flute and the recorder. This instrument is Alto in key of F and has the same fingering as the recorder.
This item cannot be returned or exchanged once removed from its original packing.
- A similar instrument to the Flute or Recorder
- Tunable in F
- Great for any Music Artist or Music Teacher
- Length: 28 Inches