Musical Instrument Glossary F

Fa’atete

Tahitian short drum covered with a tight, single membrane. It is played with two sticks.

Fandromboa

Two pieces of wood struck together. Madagascar.

Fiddle

The term used in traditional American music (bluegrass, country, blues, old time, etc.) for a violin.

bluegrass fiddle
bluegrass fiddle

Firikyiwa

Thumb bell. A round hollow iron shell worn on the finger. It is struck by a heavy ring worn on the thumb. Ghana.

Fisarmonica

Fisarmonica means accordion in Italian.

Flauta

Flauta means flute in Spanish.

Flauta de millo
Short flute, with a reed, played horizontally. It is made out of millet or sorghum cane. Colombia.

Flautas de Carrizo

Small flutes made out of bamboo or reed grass. They come with 3, 4 and up to 5 or 6 finger holes. The three hole version is the most common and produces the seven sounds of a major scale. They are used in Mexican traditional dances, in the Nahoa region and other states such as Tabasco, Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Flauta rociera

A three-hole flute used in the El Rocio pilgrimages in southern Spain. Also known as pito rociero. Spain.

Flojere

Kosovar Albanian end-blown flute.

Flowerpots

Ordinary flowerpots tuned with water and played with the hands or with mallets.

Floyera

Shepherd’s flute. Originally the flutes were made out of a branch or bamboo. More recent versions are made out of metal and plastic. Also spelled flogera, phlogera, and fluera. Greece.

Flute

A wind musical instrument made out of wood, bone, metal or some other materials in the form of a tube with various round holes that are covered by fingers or keys. The instrument is played by blowing a stream of air into the tube through a sharp edge opening.

 Flute

Flute

Fotutu
Conch shells used as horns by the indigenous tribes in pre-colonial Cuba.

Frula (фрула)

A six-hole shepherd’s flute made out of wood. Also known as svirala (свирала) or jedinka. Serbia.

Fue

Fue means flute in Japanese.

Fuelle

Argentine slang for bandoneón.

Fujara

Shepherd’s flute, approximately 1.80 meters long (6 feet). Slovakia.

Fyell

Kosovar Albanian end-blown shepherd’s flute.

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