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

schwegelA Schwegel is a simple wooden 6-holed Fife. Another name for it is Seitlpfeife. It is a typical folk music instrument and has an age long tradition, especially in the Salzkammergut (Salzburg area) and Bavaria. They are always played in pairs. The flute is usually tuned in A´, H´, C´ or D´´ but most commonly tuned in A´(440 Hz). The pitch thus ranges from very low up to very high according to the construction. The scale has about 2.5 octaves.