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A small flute with a narrower bore, thus producing a higher, more piercing sound than a flute. Fifes are generally used in military bands, such as a fife and drum corps, they have six finger holes, and from one to six keys. Its range is from D5 in the treble clef to D7 two octaves above the treble clef.

See Also

[Italian] piffero (m)


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