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CLASSIFICATION: aerophone, end-blown flute, wind instrument
Western Equivalent – piccolo

HISTORY: The bangdi is mainly popular in the north part of China, used for accompaniment or solo in Chinese opera

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The bangdi is made of bamboo, and is around 40 cm in length. Similar to the piccolo, it has a mouthpiece, 6 open finger holes, and several auxiliary finger holes. It is smaller than the qudi

SOUND PROPERTIES: The bangdi produces light and melodious sound similar to the qudi, only pitched higher. The sound can be strong and expressive for robust and lively emotions 

RANGE: The range of the bangdi is d1 to e3.


Photos courtesy of Lark In The Morning


Last Updated: 2013-03-07 00:44:31