Duduk Tenor Studio Pro
Our Duduk Tenor Studio Pro comes with 2 professionally tuned reeds and 2 cases (one simple case and harder case with zip). The best choice for professional stage musician. Duduks made of exclusive quality 65 y.o. mountain wild apricot wood harvested from Armenian mountains. Reeds for duduk made of bamboo wood which we import from Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Instrument have really magical velvet timbre, 440 Hz or 432 Hz, A Key, Tenor.
Duduk we offer on EthnicTune.com, specially handcrafted to render accurate and great sound. You’ll be amazed to find the incredible tonal quality of our duduk with extreme accuracy in studio atmosphere and stage. The tuning is basically untempered and diatonic, though chromatic notes may be obtained by partially covering the finger holes.
Why to buy duduk professional from EthnicTune.com:
- We produce very limited quantity of Armenian music instruments, which are made exclusively from very rare wild infertile apricot wood harvested from Armenian mountains.
- Has a beautiful velvet timbre.
- We offer the best price for quality.
- Our workshop cooperates with the best reed makers, who produce double-reeds by recommendations of our professional musicians.
- We, at EthnicTune, check every piece of reed and tube for quality of tone, tuning and overall quality and beauty of instrument.
- Our duduks respected and played by the best musicians in the world today.
- We are using the best packing techniques and we have 100% delivery success.
The mouthpiece (Ghamish) is created from a reed which in a very long process of flattening on the sides into a double reed (ideal distance approx. 1.5 mm) and can be tightened or loosened by means of a wooden clamp. This allows a minimal correction of the pitch range of 1/4 of a note. The reeds are between 7.5 and 11 cm. long and up to about 3 cm wide. The reeds are available in different strengths (light, medium and heavy). A wooden cap is part of the mouthpiece, which can be placed on the upper end of the Ghamish, in order to protect the reeds from damage.
In the box:
- Duduk Tenor Studio Pro Tube A 440 Hz, Tenor (Contact us if you need Hz tuning customization)
- 2 High Quality Reeds, made of highest quality bamboo with leather slips (Contact us if you need more reeds)
- Soft case with traditional ornaments
- Harder case (bigger case with zip), where you can put your tube and 2 reeds. Very comfortable for transportation.
The creation of duduk is a routine work that lasts more than 2 years. Simple instrument is capable of playing complex tunes. Music of Armenian people tells about the history and the tragedies. Tsiranapogh is a national pride, value, which has become a card of the country and the people. Opinions differ on exactly how old it is – Western researchers suggest the instrument is about 1,500 years old, but here in Armenia, we believe to date back to 1,200 BC.
The sound of the duduk has become known to wider audiences through its use in popular film soundtracks. Starting with Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, the duduk’s archaic and mournful sound has been employed in a variety of genres to depict such moods. Djivan Gasparyan played the duduk in Gladiator, Syriana, and Blood Diamond, among others. It was also used extensively in Battlestar Galactica. In the TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, its computer-altered sound was given to the fictitious Tsungi horn, most notably played by Iroh and often being featured in the show’s soundtrack. With many of the members who worked on ATLA now working on The Dragon Prince, the duduk regularly appears in its soundtrack as well. The sound of the duduk was also used in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for a lullaby which Mr. Tumnus plays on a fictitious double flute and in the theme song of the Dothraki clan during the TV adaptation Game of Thrones.
The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry from Armenia “Apricot Stone”, which finished 7th in the final, featured prominent duduk played by Djivan Gasparyan.
More about Armenian Duduk
- List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed in 2005)
- About duduk by Wikipedia
- F.A.Q about duduk on EthnicTune
- Join our private Telegram channel to find a lot of usefull information and scores of Armenian music