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CLASSIFICATION: Aerophone, End-blown flute, Wind instrument – Western Equivalent – flute 

HISTORY: The qudi appeared as early as in the Zeng Hou Yi tomb of the Warring States (403-221 BCE). The origin is from Suzhou city and is often used to accompany Kunqu opera

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The qudi is made of bamboo, and is around 55 cm in length. Similar to the flute, it has a mouthpiece, 6 open finger holes, and several auxiliary finger holes. It is slightly larger than the bangdi

SOUND PROPERTIES: The qudi produces a rounded and rich sound similar to the bangdi, only pitched lower. The tone is pure and mellow, making it suitable for expressing delicate and understated moods. 

RANGE: The range of the qudi is F4 to A flat5.

Similar Chinese instruments include: bangdi (piccolo); gudi (flute); qudi (flute); dizi (transverse flute); di (transverse flute); xiao (vertical flute); dong xiao (same as xiao).


See Also

[Chinese] bangdi
[Chinese] gudi
[Chinese] xiao
[Chinese] dong xiao


Last Updated: 2013-05-02 18:49:23