Seven Angle Spiral Pipe

By Lucas S.

This instrument belongs in the woodwind family. It is called the spiral pipe because of the spiral paint job down the pipe that gives it a candy cane look.

It has a rough wooden sound to it. It plays in a higher octave because of its short body. You need to blow hard to get a good sound out of it and this makes it a somewhat loudly played instrument. Blowing into it with less force will create a very soft sound.

Its sound is produced by air moving across the blow hole that comes out of the open end of the single pipe. The sound resonates as it comes in the blow hole and goes out the finger holes and the angled end of the pipe. The holes change the pitch higher or lower as you play.