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Armenian duduk – the symbol of the nation’s rich heritage.

Duduk Instrument Care

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the hauntingly beautiful sound that is the duduk? Today, we delve deep into the history and the unique characteristics of this intriguing instrument. The story of the duduk begins in Armenia, where it was born out of the beautiful apricot wood indigenous to the region. This double reed […]

Accordion history and roots

About three thousand years ago, many countries of Southeast Asia created musical instruments with a similar sound extraction system. One of them, the Chinese sheng (sheng), has survived to this day. Virtually unchanged after centuries of use, the sheng caught the attention of European musicians and artisans after it was brought to Russia around 1770. […]

Duduk Instrument Care & Maintenance – An Essential Guide

Duduk Instrument Care

Have you just bought your first duduk? This ancient Armenian woodwind instrument has been used throughout the ages to convey emotion and captivate audiences, but it takes more than simply playing it to keep it sounding beautiful. Read on for some helpful tips on caring for your duduk. If you are still looking for buy […]

Armenian duduk – Your questions. Our answers.

Born in the early days of Armenian history, the duduk is known as the most “Armenian” of all folk instruments, because of its roots and its ability to represent the spirit of the Armenian people. The Armenian duduk is a double-reed woodwind musical instrument made of wild apricot wood, and it is indigenous to Armenia. […]

About Kamancheh

Kamancheh is one of the instruments with a long history in the East. Although the track record of this instrument can be found in other countries as well, due to its original place of creation, UNESCO has inscribed the art of crafting and playing with Kamancheh as an intangible cultural heritage of Iranians. Kamancheh is […]

Meditation: Is there a good online resource for vedic/Hindu techniques?

If you’re interested in a more Hindu-inspired approach, kundalini, energy practices, or the combination of the techniques you might run into in a yoga class with meditation and a broader philosophical system, aypsite.org seems to be a good resource, and /r/kundalini is working on building up a library of experience. If you feel like your […]