chromatic end-blown 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.
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Media in category "Kaval"
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- BatuhanAydinKaval.jpg 5,616 × 3,744; 5.28 MB
- Kaval, masula and flaüa (folkloric recorders).jpg 2,592 × 3,888; 3.21 MB
- Kaval.gif 284 × 524; 65 KB
- Kavallar ve Mey-Balaban.jpg 4,608 × 2,592; 3.04 MB
- Musical instruments on display at the MIM (14165162938).jpg 377 × 640; 64 KB
- Range kaval.png 444 × 163; 14 KB
- Two kaval (end-blown flutes, late 20th century and 1960.jpg 1,050 × 2,600; 945 KB