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  7. [sound devices by acoustical characteristics]
  8. aerophones
  9. reeds (aerophones)
  10. reedpipes (confined aerophones)
  11. [reedpipes with double reed]
  12. [reedpipes with double reed: with conical bore]
  13. shawms
  14. nagaswarams
Scope note
Conical, double reed instruments of South India, similar to shanais. The pipe of a nagaswaram contains seven equidistant finger-holes with no thumb-hole. Five more holes are located near the distal end of the pipe, which are used for tuning purposes, and may also be filled with wax.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024