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The sipsi (also known as sipsi-sipsi) is a single-reed wood-wind instrument with a cylindrical bored tube. Mostly it has five to eight large fingerholes including a hole for the left thumb. The instrument is manufactured out of a hollow plantstalk (mostly bamboo) or wood. Sound is very powerfull for a single-reed instrument. It's mostly played with circular breathing. The large fingerholes don't allow to use cross fingerings but the sipsi has a very large range to slide tones.
The sipsi manufactured out of a hollow plantstalk may be the oldest reed instrument on which a melody can be played. It's manufactured nearly unchanged to date.

Download here a sound example ("improvisation", own work): Sipsi.ogg



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