Sring

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Other names Sring,սրինգ,srink
Classification Woodwind Instrument
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Armenian music

The sring (Armenian: սրինգ, also transliterated as srink) is a shepherd's flute originating in Eastern Armenia (the Caucasus region). Sring is also the common term for end-blown flutes in general. These flutes are made either of a stroke bone, bamboo, wood from the apricot tree or cane and have seven or eight finger holes, producing a diatonic scale.[1] The Armenian musicologist Komitas believed that the sring was the most characteristic among the Armenian instruments.

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  1. ^ The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Sixth to the Eighteenth Century by Agop Jack Hacikyan, Gabriel. Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk

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