Aerophone, End-blown flute, Wind instrument – Western Equivalent – flute
|HISTORY: || |
|The qudi appeared as early as in the Zeng Hou Yi tomb of the Warring States (403-221 BCE). The origin is from Suzhou city and is often used to accompany Kunqu opera.|
|PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:|| |
The qudi is made of bamboo, and is around 55 cm in length. Similar to the flute, it has a mouthpiece, 6 open finger holes, and several auxiliary finger holes. It is slightly larger than the bangdi.
|SOUND PROPERTIES:|| |
The qudi produces a rounded and rich sound similar to the bangdi, only pitched lower. The tone is pure and mellow, making it suitable for expressing delicate and understated moods.
|RANGE: || |
The range of the qudi is f1 to a♭2
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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