The Begu Zulu vertical flute

  • A.J.F. Veenstra University College, London
Keywords: Musica instruments -- Africa, Musical instruments -- South Africa, Zulu (African people) -- Music, Musical instruments -- Construction -- South Africa, Flute

Abstract

In assessing the steps in the evolution in the construction of the vertical flute, the most important transition is from the flute with no whistle-head system, through the rudimentary whistle-head stage, to the whistle-head proper as manifest in the recorder and penny-whistle.

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Published
1958-11-30
How to Cite
Veenstra, A. “The Begu Zulu Vertical Flute”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 2, no. 1, Nov. 1958, pp. 40-45, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v2i1.527.