Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Winds | 0 Comment

Dudukdd-2_3-bass-duduk-armenienThe Duduk originated approximately 5000 years ago in Mesopotamia, and thus it is one of the oldest double reed instruments in the world. The tube made from apricot wood and has 8 holes and 1-2 thumb holes on the back. The remarkable feature of the Duduk is the reed with a length of up to 14 cm, which gives the instrument its typical sound: melancholic, nasal, sonorous and meditative. It is played primarily in Armenia. Due to the popularity of legendary player Djivan Gasparyan the sound of the Duduk has made its way to different music styles. It has been used for sound tracks and in concerts with internationally renowned musicians such as Sting, Andreas Vollenweider, and Peter Gabriel.