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This article is about Diple (musical instrument). For textual symbol, see Diple (textual symbol).
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Diple, dvojnice, or dvojanke (pluralia tantum; pronounced [dîple̞], [dʋǒ̞ːjnit͡se] and [dʋǒ̞jaːŋke̞]) are a traditional woodwind musical instrument in Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian music.

The flute[edit]

The diple may be found as a fipple flute or as a reedpipe, but in either case is distinctive in that it incorporates two bores within one body, and thus creates two notes simultaneously. Generally, the left hand fingers a group of holes on the left side of the body, and the right on its side.

Croatian bagpipes without drone[edit]

Bagpipes They all have double reeded chanter. and have different names throughout Croatia and Herzegovina. In Istria: mih with and mišnjice without goat skin, and šurle with or without goat skin, in Lika, along the Dalmatia: diple with and without goat skin, Dalmatian islands: mih, meh, mjeh and in Herzegovina diple with goat skin. The mih consists of a tanned goat skin, blowpipe (dulac or kanela) through which the air is blown, and a (double chanter) on which the melody and harmony are played simultaneously. The chanter incorporates two single reeds, one in each bore.

Unlike the majority of European bagpipes, the mih has no drone (trubanj), instead playing both a melody and harmony part on the chanter. Though their general form is similar, mih in different parts of Croatia vary in chanter tunings, ornamentation, and other small factors. The mih is an untempered instrument, and its specific intonation varies by region.

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