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conical bore

KAH-ni-kul bor


A term defining those wind instruments that are constructed with a conical-shaped tube (that is a tube that has a gentle taper along its entire length) as opposed to a cylindrical shaped tube. The conical bore instruments would include the cornet, the tuba and the horn. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, these instruments would be classified as aerophones with number of 423.232.

See Also

[English] bore


Last Updated: 2016-05-22 01:10:49