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<nowiki>Кавал; кавал; Kaval; Fyelli; Բլուլ; кавал; Kaval; Caval românesc; カバル; kaval; קאוואל; Избахтино; 巴爾幹木笛; 카발; Kaval; Кавал; Kaval; kaval; Kaval; Kavalas; Кавал; 巴爾幹木笛; Kaval; Kaval; Kaval; Kaval; kaval; Kaval; Qaval; Кавал; Кавал; kaval; kaval; Καβάλ; Qaval; tipo di flauto; flûte oblique diatonique ou chromatique; drveno puhačko glazbalo; סוג של חליל; пастушеский духовой музыкальный инструмент; kromatisk fløyte; tulppakanavahuilu; chromatic end-blown blocked-end flute; բաց սնամեջ հովվական սրինգանման փողային նվագարան; музикален инструмент; gajda; Fyelli; カヴァル; 卡瓦爾; Balkan duduk; duduk; kavalče; Kaval playing</nowiki>
chromatic end-blown blocked-end flute
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Kaval (Turkish pronunciation: [kaˈvaɫ]), also known as "shepherd’s flute" (or pipe), is a chromatic end-blown flute traditionally played throughout Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, southern Serbia (кавал), northern Greece (καβάλι or τζαμάρα), Romania (caval), and Armenia (Բլուլ or blul).

The kaval is primarily associated with mountain shepherds throughout the Balkans and Anatolia. The name "Kaval" may once have been referred to various Balkan duct and rim-blown flutes, accounting for the present day diversity of the term’s usage.

Unlike the transverse flute, the kaval is fully open at both ends, and is played by blowing on the sharpened edge of one end. As a wooden rim-blown flute, Kaval is similar to the Ney of the Arab world.

See also Category:Ney (Persia), Category:Salamuri (Georgia), Category:Duduk (Bulgaria & Macedonia), etc.


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.