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Other namesսրինգ, 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 Armenia. Sring is also the common term for end-blown flutes in general.[1] 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.[2] The Armenian musicologist Komitas believed that the sring was the most characteristic among the Armenian instruments.


The blul [hy] 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,[1][3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b McCollum, Jonathan. "Sring". Grove Music. Oxford Music Online. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Sixth to the Eighteenth Century by Agop Jack Hacikyan, Gabriel. Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk
  3. ^ Wethli, Albi; Michaelian, Andranik; Steiner, Hermelinde. "Traditional Instruments and Music of Armenia". Face Music. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Ճանաչե՛նք մեր գործիքները". Music of Armenia. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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