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.
Organetto Pipe and
Tabor Psaltery Rebec Recorder Sacbut Schalmei Serpent Shawm Shofar Viol