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Aerophones > Free aerophones > Interruptive free aerophones > Idiophonic interruptive aerophones or reeds
PREFERRED TERM
Idiophonic interruptive aerophones or reeds  
DEFINITION
  • The air stream is directed against a lamella, setting it in periodic vibration to interrupt the stream intermittently. In this group also belong reeds with a 'cover', i.e. a tube in which the air vibrates only in a secondary sense, not producing the sound but simply adding roundness and timbre to the sound made by the reed's vibration; generally recognizable by the absence of fingerholes.
ENTRY TERMS
  • HS-412.1
EXAMPLE
  • Die Zungenpfeifen der Orgel.
  • Organ reed stops.
URI
https://vocabs.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/hsinstruments/4121
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