Bangdi



[Chin.]


CLASSIFICATION: 

Aerophone, End-blown flute, Wind instrument Western Equivalent piccolo

HISTORY:  
The bangdi is mainly popular in the north part of China, used for accompaniment or solo in Chinese opera.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 

The bangdi is made of bamboo, and is around 40 cm in length. Similar to the piccolo, it has a mouthpiece, 6 open finger holes, and several auxiliary finger holes. It is smaller than the qudi.

SOUND PROPERTIES: 

The bangdi produces light and melodious sound similar to the qudi, only pitched higher. The sound can be strong and expressive for robust and lively emotions

RANGE:  
The range of the bangdi is d1 to e3

Bangdi Range

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See also Bangdi (piccolo); Gudi (flute); Qudi (flute); Dizi (transverse flute); Di (transverse flute); Xiao (vertical flute); Dong xiao (same as xiao).


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