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Fipple Flutes - Instruments in This Family

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Fipple flutes: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Fipple flutes instruments family is included along with photos when available. Examples of items on this list include Flageolet and Willow flute. These instruments are some of the easiest to play, but some of the hardest to master. The fipple flute, by definition is an instrument that uses a fipple (of course) to produce sound. A fipple is a constricted mouthpiece common to a lot of end-blown woodwind instruments. So this list takes the woodwinds in this family, and names them, giving a complete understanding and list of what are the instruments in the fipple flute family. (6 Items)
  • The tin whistle, also called the penny whistle, English flageolet, Scottish penny whistle, tin flageolet, Irish whistle, feadóg stáin and Clarke London Flageolet is a simple, six-holed woodwind instrument. It is a fipple flute, putting it in the same category as the recorder, Native American flute, and other woodwind instruments that meet such criteria. A tin whistle player is called a tin whistler or simply a whistler. The tin whistle is closely associated with Celtic music....  more
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    The willow flute, also known as sallow flute, is a Nordic folk flute, or whistle, consisting of a simple tube with a transverse fipple mouthpiece and no finger holes. The mouthpiece is typically constructed by inserting a grooved plug into one end of the tube, and cutting an edged opening in the tube a short distance away from the plug. Similar, however not the same instruments were made by peasants in Poland, usually using a different method described in sources as "kręcenie", "ukręcanie", "ulinianie". Such instruments are mentioned in folk poems or songs. The willow flute is a type of overtone flute. It is played by varying the force of the air blown into the mouthpiece, with the end of...  more
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