They Say Ney We Say Hey
A wind instrument from Iran, the Persian Ney is a hollow cylinder with finger holes and a brass or plastic mouthpiece at one end that allows the player to play the instrument. It is an end-blow flute commonly found in Middle Eastern music.
Described as a ‘gut-wrenching’ tone, the Persian ney produces a lot of different tunes according to the placement and movement of the player’s fingers.
Persian Ney Facts
The Persian ney has 7 segments as compared to 9 in Turkish and Arabic ney. The difference in the pitch of the ney depends on its size, longer neys have low pitches and shorter nays have higher pitches. Conventionally made from wood, modern neys can also be made from metal or plastic tubing.
Long Long History
5000 years ago. That is how old neys have been found in the Egyptian tombs. Neys used to be an important part of the celebratory music in many of the civilizations of the time. The Persian ney holds the place for one of the oldest musical instruments still in use.
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