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Pipes of the Aztecs

Pipes of the Aztecs.jpg Peruvian huayra-puhuraThumbnailsAntique pipe from central AmericaPeruvian huayra-puhuraThumbnailsAntique pipe from central America

Among the instruments of this kind from central America the most complete have four finger-holes. By means of three holes, four sounds (including the sound which is produced when none of the holes are closed) can be emitted: the fourth finger-hole, when closed, has the effect of lowering the pitch a semitone. By a particular process two or three lower notes are obtainable.

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Musical Instruments
Written by Carl Engel
Published in 1875
Available from gutenberg.org
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