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Duduks

An Armenian folk instrument, duduks are a cylindrical instrument made of apricot wood and in typically 28, 33, or 40 cm in length. NOTE: Because of shipping problems in the past, we no long ship Duduks outside the United States. IMPORTANT NOTICE! Health and sanitary regulations prohibit the exchange or return for credit of any mouth blown instrument. In addition, because of shipping problems in the past, we no long ship Duduks outside the United States.

Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed FA-Key of F 12.75-Inch ( DUDK-FA ) Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed FA-Key of F 12.75-Inch
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 8.25 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of FA corresponds to the Western designation key of F. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed LA-Key of A 11-Inch ( DUDK-LA ) Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed LA-Key of A 11-Inch
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 11 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of LA corresponds to the Western designation key of A. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed MI-Key of E 13.75-Inch ( DUDK-MI ) Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed MI-Key of E 13.75-Inch
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 131.5 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of MI corresponds to the Western designation key of E. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed RE-Key of D 14.75-Inch ( Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed RE-Key of D 14.75-Inch ) Duduk, RE
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 141.5 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of RE corresponds to the Western designation key of D. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed SI-Key of B 10.5-Inch ( DUDK-SI ) Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed SI-Key of B 10.5-Inch
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 10.50 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of SI corresponds to the Western designation key of B. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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$42.00
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Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed SOL-Key of G 11.5-Inch ( DUDK-SOL ) Mid-East Turkish Duduk with Reed SOL-Key of G 11.5-Inch
This Turkish Duduk or Mey is approximately 11.50 inches in length. It is constructed from mulberry with 7 holes in front and 1 hole in back. The Eastern designation of SOL corresponds to the Western designation key of G. Reed sizes will vary. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Made in Turkey.
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Mid-East Cane Reed with Bridle for Medium Duduk 3.5-4-Inch ( DUDR-M ) Mid-East Cane Reed with Bridle for Medium Duduk 3.5-4-Inch
The medium cane Turkish Duduk or Mey reed with bridle is approximately 3 1/2 to 4 inches in length. The width of the mouth end is 1 to 1 1/2 inches. The open end can vary from 1/2 to 5/8 inch. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Sizes vary. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Mid-East Cane Reed with Bridle for Small Duduk 3-4-Inch ( DUDR-S ) Mid-East Cane Reed with Bridle for Small Duduk 3-4-Inch
The small cane Turkish Duduk or Mey reed with bridle is approximately 3 to 4 inches in length. The width of the mouth end is 3/4 to 1 inch. The open end can vary from 1/2 to 5/8 inch. For a proper fit, use hemp, bee's wax, and/or sand the reed end to fit. Sizes vary. Made in Turkey. Out of Stock
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Duduks have 8 or 9 holes and a thumbhole which provides a range of one octave. The double reed, known as the ramish or yegheg in Armenian, is typically 9-14 cm. in length, and is surrounded by a thin flexible wood binding that slides along the length of the reed. This binding is used for tuning the duduk, controling the opening and closing of the reed.

Duduks have a warm, soft, and slightly nasal timbre. The sound is controlled by adjusting the pressure of the lips on the reed and by covering the finger holes. Although the duduk is tuned to be untempered and diatonic, chromatic notes can be obtained by partially covering the finger holes. Duduks are typically played in pairs with the lead duduk playing the melody and the second duduk playing a sustained pitched called the dam - a tonic drone that serves as a constant counterpoint to the melody. The player of the dam maintains this drone by using a circular breathing technique, inhaling through the nose and storing the air in puffed up cheeks while maintaining lip pressure on the reed. The duduk is also typically accompanied with a dhol, the double-sided Armenian drum.

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