Medieval Music, Pipe and Tabor

The pipe is a simple instrument with a fipple like a willow whistle or recorder but usually having only three melody holes. The bore is narrow to facilitate overblowing. There is a ridge around the bottom of the instrument to aid in supporting the pipe.

This allows the player to handle a the instrument with one hand, leaving the other hand free to strike the tabor. The drum is held with a strap or thong around the arm which fingers the pipe. Thus one performer accompanies himself, making an ideal combination for dance music of a rustic nature, or to supply background music for jugglers or performing animals.






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