qudi



[Chin.]


CLASSIFICATION: 

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

Qudi Range


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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