Blul


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Blul

 

an Armenian wind instrument; a kind of fipple flute. Its wooden body, with carved bulges at the ends and circular bands, has seven playing holes on the front and one on the back. Its scale is diatonic; its timbre is mellow, velvety, and muffled. The blul is used by shepherds.

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