|Other names||սրինգ, srink|
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The sring (Armenian: սրինգ, also transliterated as srink) is a shepherd's flute originating in Armenia. 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. The Armenian musicologist Komitas believed that the sring was the most characteristic among the Armenian instruments.
The blul instrument, which is similar in structure to the kaval, is a particular variety of the sring family of flutes. It is often considered a modern evolution of the medieval sring, with the primary differences being the presence of ring-shaped zones, both ends being thickened, and the resulting sound being characterized as velvety and slightly muted.
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- "Ճանաչե՛նք մեր գործիքները". Music of Armenia. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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