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CLASSIFICATION: aerophone, open  tube flute, end blown flute, wind instrument
Western Equivalent – flute 

HISTORY: The gudi is a replica of the instrument unearthed in Hemudu in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. It was used in ancient times for bird-hunting. 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The gudi are made from the ulnae of the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis Millen) and have 5, 6, 7 and 8 finger holes.

See Also

[Chinese] bangdi
[Chinese] qudi
[Chinese] xiao
[Chinese] dong xiao


Last Updated: 2013-05-01 04:57:07