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Duduk Complete

Duduk Complete

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Published by: fsark on May 05, 2011
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The Duduk

(Armenian Double reed)
Sound Example:

Intr o: The Armenian duduk is a very ancient double-reed/cylindrical woodwind with one of the most unique, expressively unequalled, and unmistakable sounds in the whole world. Main [solo] Instrument: In the key of ‘A’ Or Bb [for slow tunes, & D for faster ones

Idiosync rasy : There are basically two performance styles: • • 1. Involves sl ow s ong- like fo r ms, in which the solo instrument 'sings' over an uninterrupted, quiet pedal tone ['Dam'], played by another duduk player using circular-breathing. 2. This style is a louder, with fas ter ph rasi ng a nd more notes, with a m o re 'raw ' & 'reedy' sound . It is more celebratory ['joyful'] and it is generally accompanied by the 'Dohl' [trad. Armenian drum]. • • By nature, its mostly mid-range voice-like, 'velvety-yet-airy' tone does not project well over loud or high-harmonic content contexts. Favors Lega to playing…

©2007 Gynook Productions Inc. passages Basic Sca les f or a Dudu k i n 'A'*: • Tra nspose acco rdingly to G [1 s tep lowe r tha n the a bo ve] . B b [1/2 s tep hig her . powerful performance techniques. expressing sensibilities that go beyond geographies. busy. D & E b duduks . high-harmonic-spectra content contexts Fast. By combining its unique acoustical properties. and the historic struggle of its people. staccato artic. ages. effectively favoring its inimitable expressive melodies. …Si mile fo r hig her C. Basic Range: Avoid: • • • Extreme ranges & /or chromatic passages Loud.Othe r Rema r ks: The poignant-sounding duduk is essentially a modal instrument [while capable of yielding the complete chromatic scale]. All rights reserved . & cultures. etc] . the Duduk conveys a universal 'voice'.

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