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Bohemian "Bock"

This ancient folk instrument is played in most of Bohemia's bagpipe regions, and also in the neighbouring areas of Austria and Germany.

The melody pipe has 7 finger holes. These enable the playing (in closed fingering) of a typical Central European bagpipe scale, the range of which is an incomplete ninth. The stock for the melody pipe has the shape of a small stylized goat's head, which is characteristic for this instrument (Hence the German name Bock = he-goat).

The drone (bass pipe) is tuned two octaves below the basic tone of the melody pipe. During playing it rests on the shoulder, hanging down the back of the player, or it hangs in front of the player - as was the case with older types of this instrument.

The pipes have a cylindrical bore. Single reeds with a beating tongue serve as tone generators. The air reservoir is made from goatskin (with hair). For the wooden parts we use either maple or pear.

Mainly applied key in present-day Bohemia:
E flat major (Scale: Bb-d-eb-f-g-a-bb-c1).

Other possible keys:
D, F, G and B flat major / minor (i.e. D minor: A-c-d-e-f-g-a-bb).

Prices:

from 23 500,- CZK.

Sound preview, plays Vladimír Kovářík.

Term of delivery: 10 - 12 months.

Moravian bagpipe (Gajdy)

Ancient folk instrument, many different types of which were to be found in the entire territory of Moravia.

The melody pipe has 7 finger holes. These enable the playing (in closed fingering) of a typical Central European bagpipe scale, the range of which is an incomplete ninth.

The drone (bass pipe) is tuned two octaves below the basic tone of the melody pipe. During playing it rests on the shoulder, hanging down the back of the player.

The pipes have a cylindrical bore. Single reeds with a beating tongue serve as tone generators. The air reservoir is made from sheep- or goatskin (with hair). For the wooden parts we use either maple or pear. We furnish these instruments with a bellows.

Key:
G major (Scale: d-f#-g-a-b-c1-d1-e1).

Other possible keys:
G minor, C, D and A major / minor (e.g. D minor: A-c-d-e-f-g-a-bb).

Prices:

from 24 000,- CZK.

Term of delivery: 10 - 12 months.