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Pan pipes
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Andean panflute, or zampoña.

The pan flute or pan pipe (also known as panflute or panpipes) is an old musical instrument that has five or more pipes of gradually increasing length (and, at times, girth). The pan flute has been a folk instrument, and is considered the first mouth organ, ancestor of both the pipe organ and the harmonica.

Types of pan flutes

  • Nai (Romania). Note that nai is also the Romanian word for the Middle Eastern reed flute ney.
  • Antara (Andes)
  • Paixiao (China)
  • So (Korea)
  • Syrinx
  • Zampoña (Andes)
  • Kuvytsi, Svyryli, Rebro (Ukraine)

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